Covenant Health System's former Executive Vice President and C.O.O. was killed in a car crash Wednesday night.
Chris Barnette held the position from 1998 until he retired in 2006.
Barnette, his wife and a grandson were vacationing in Orange Beach, Alabama. They were on their way home from dinner Thursday night when an oncoming car veered into their lane and hit them head on.
Barnette died on the way to the hospital. His wife, Dorothy, is at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida awaiting surgery for a broken leg. Their grandson suffered bruises, but no serious injuries.
The family has not made any arrangements but we will keep you informed as we learn of them.