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Family remembers Athens couple killed in wreck involving state trooper

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Family members gather for a memorial to remember the lives of an Athens couple killed in a wreck last April. Family members gather for a memorial to remember the lives of an Athens couple killed in a wreck last April.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Family members gathered for a memorial on Sunday to remember the lives of an Athens couple killed in a wreck nearly a year ago.

The Alabama state trooper charged with their deaths is set to go to trial April 30th.

James Heath Moss faces two counts of criminally negligent homicide. If convicted, Moss could face up to one year in jail on each count.

Wednesday marks one year since the car wreck that killed 31-year-old Jamie Gossett and his wife, 38-year-old Sarah.

Family members gathered at the site of the crash for their memorial on Lucas Ferry Road, where a white cross bearing the names "Jamie and Sarah" now stands.

Jamie Gossett's relatives laid down flowers and posted framed pictures of Jamie and Sarah.

Jamie's older sister Regina Mabrey said his dog and a Chihuahua both died in the crash that day as well.

"He had just got that German Shepherd and they were so happy to get her. She was with them," said Mabrey.

Sunday's memorial was a chance for family members to recall their best memories, but Jamie's siblings still struggle with their loss.

"He Left two daughters as orphans, left my father, three other brothers, and myself. A year per life, that's not enough," Mabrey said.

Attorneys for Moss filed a motion requesting the transcript of the testimony given to the grand jury that indicted him.

[Click here to read court documents (PDF)]

Authorities said the parents were on their way to pick up their daughters from school when the crash happened.

"How would any child be if they had both their parents and they went to school, and when they came home they were gone? It's been a hard year on them," Mabrey said.

Jamie and Sarah Gossett are survived by their daughters, ages 13 and 17.

Their relatives now await the trial of Moss, who was placed on administrative duties since the wreck.

"It's not getting any easier as long as he's working and he's still getting a pay check," said Kevin Gossett, Jamie's brother.


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