LAUDERDALE COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Madison, Alabama couple, Marianne and Carl Esch, have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal motorcycle crash in Lauderdale County Thursday.

Marianne and Carl, both 72, were killed in a two-vehicle motorcycle crash near Rogersville late Thursday afternoon.


According to reports, the couple were traveling on a Harley Davidson motorcycle on U.S. 72 in Rogersville, when the bike came into contact with a tractor-trailer operated by Phillip Mayo, 60, of Albertville around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Marianne was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Carl was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The musical couple had just celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on June 21.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Lauderdale County is a county located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 92,709. Its county seat is Florence. Its name is in honor of Colonel James Lauderdale, of Tennessee – Wikipedia.