Accident

One Person Life-flighted in Wreck in Autauga County

Traffic being diverted on I-65N at Exit 186/Courtesy: ALGO Camera The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is on the scene of a two-vehicle crash on I-65N in Autauga County. ALEA Trooper Michael Carswell said one person has been life-flighted to the hospital. All northbound lanes are shutdown. Troopers are rerouting traffic on I-65N at Exit 186 onto U.S. 31. This is…

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Lineman Killed After Being Struck by Company Vehicle

On Monday, August 17, the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative announced the death of Journeyman Lineman Boyd Hodge. CAEC officials say Hodge died during a tragic accident at the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative’s (CAEC) West Operations Center (located in Verbena). According to Chilton County Coroner Aaron Ellison, Hodge was struck by another CAEC vehicle in the work yard. He was pronounced…

Victim in Fatal Tractor Trailer Accident Identified

A South Carolina man has died after a two vehicle crash in Autauga County Monday afternoon. Troopers say 58-year-old Robert Atherton died when the tractor trailer he was driving hit head on by another tractor trailer that had crossed the median from the southbound lanes of I-65. The collision happened on I-65 North about 13 miles north of Prattville. Atherton…

Traffic Advisory

Near Tuscaloosa

Troopers remain on the scene of a traffic crash that involved two commercial vehicles on I-59 (southbound) near the 60 mile marker. One of the vehicles involved was transporting livestock.  ALDOT is currently on scene assisting with traffic control. The southbound traffic is being diverted at exit 62.  Please advise motorists to use caution while in the area as first…

Young Person Seriously Injured in Montgomery Wreck

Four people hurt in all

The cars collided at the intersection of East South Street and Union Street alongside I-85. It happened about 7:15 PM on Saturday. Montgomery police say four people were injured and taken to the hospital, including one juvenile whose injuries are described as life-threatening. The bicycle was not involved in the accident. The rider stopped to help.     Categories: Montgomery,…

Crenshaw County Students and First Responders Participate in Mock School Bus Emergency Drill

Crenshaw County students and first responders executed a mock emergency drill to be prepared for the unthinkable. “It’s very plausible that this situation could happen and we need to be prepared for it when it does,” says Crenshaw County EMA Director, Elliott Jones. The rescue workers place each student carefully on a stretchers and take them straight to the hospital…

Auburn Ice Cream Store Death

3 year old girl drowns in grease pit

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a 3-year-old girl is dead after she fell into a grease pit at an Alabama ice cream shop and drowned. The Opelika-Auburn News reports the girl’s body was pulled Saturday from an in-ground container used to trap cooking grease at Brewster’s Real Ice Cream in Auburn. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said in a…

SUV in water: four dead.

Gadsden authorities searching for a missing person from the vehicle

At least four people have dead in north-east Alabama after an SUV went into a lake at a boat landing. The Gadsden Times reports two people were taken out of the water and hospitalized, and another person is missing. The incident happened about 7:00 last night at Weiss lake. No names released but police say there were no young children…

13-Year-Old Dies After I-85 Crash Near Shorter

 A teen has died after a two-car wreck on Interstate 85. Troopers say a 13 year old boy from Louisiana died when the truck he was riding in left the road and hit a guardrail. That crash happened I-85 north, near the Shorter exit. The victim was was taken to the hospital where he later died. No word yet on…