BALDWIN, Nicole Burchette

Nicole Burchette Baldwin

Birth: March 28, 1984
Death: October 21, 2015


Nicole Burchette Baldwin, a resident of Cowarts, Alabama, died early Wednesday morning, October 21, 2015, in a Montgomery hospital of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was 31.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, October 25, 2015, in the First Baptist Church of Abbeville with Reverend Ryan Johnson and Reverend Ricky Sowell officiating. Holman-Abbeville Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Sunday in the church sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vaughn-Blumberg Center, 2715 Flynn Road, Dothan, AL 36303.

Nicole Baldwin was born in Brownwood, Texas and was reared in Abbeville. She was a graduate of Abbeville High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology both from Troy University. Nicole was employed by the Vaughn-Blumberg Center in Dothan as Program Manager and recently enlisted in the United States Air Force. Nicole was a member of the Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, between Headland and Columbia. Nicole recently connected with her father’s side of the family including an aunt, Monico Ronquillo (Marcos), and nieces, Elise Ronquillo, Ashlee Ronquillo and Merissa Ronquillo. Nicole was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Burchette, and her grandparents, Raleigh and Jean Forrester.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Joshua Cain Baldwin, Cowarts, AL; her mother, Michelle Bass, Abbeville; two brothers, Michael Burchette, Cowarts, and Matthew Ethridge, Abbeville; her mother-in-law, Jackie Wright Baldwin, Abbeville; her father-in-law, Ray Baldwin (Meshell), Abbeville; grandparents, James and Pat Richardson, Abbeville; brother-in-law, Matthew Baldwin (Barbara), Dothan; a nephew, Tucker Baldwin, Dothan; a special aunt, April Rockwell, Cowarts; a special niece, Heather Roberts; special friends and co-workers, Edward Dorsey and Britni Tucker.

Holman Headland & Abbeville Mortuaries/Cremations

Criminal Details
Press Release: Montgomery Police Department Updated: Thu 4:08 PM, Oct 22, 2015

Cowarts Woman Killed in Fatal Crash in Montgomery

Montgomery, AL The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Oct. 21 traffic death of 31-year-old Nicole Baldwin of Cowarts following an early-morning crash on Interstate 85.

MPD accident investigators charged Wesley Welch, 28, of Montgomery with one count of reckless murder. Welch, the driver of the vehicle in which the victim was a passenger, was taken into custody in the 2100 block of East South Boulevard. Following his arrest, Welch was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $50,000 bond.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at about 4 a.m., Montgomery Police and Fire medics responded to I-85 southbound between Hall and Union streets after receiving a report of a crash. The crash involved a 2016 Toyota Camry and a 2001 Dodge Durango. Baldwin, a passenger in the Camry, was transported to a local hospital and later was pronounced dead. A second passenger, also an adult female, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Welch, driver of the Camry, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

MPD’s initial investigation indicates that the Toyota Camry was traveling south on I-85 approaching Union Street when it left the roadway and struck the Dodge Durango, which was unoccupied and parked off the shoulder of the roadway. Accident investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash, and no further information is available for release at this time.

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