At just a few minutes before 8 a.m., the Monday of Aug. 4, 2014, was on track to be a warm, sunny day despite some patchy fog that pestered morning commuters along State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton.
Miachel Hancock-Eccles, 42, of Madison, had just dropped off her 12-year-old son for his first day of school and was heading toward Carrollton to start her workday at Airgas. It was a drive she had made every weekday, twice a day, for a couple of years. It seemed like just another day.