Alabama State Troopers

Aggressive Push to Increase ALEA State Trooper Ranks Continues

From the West Alabama Newsroom– There’s been an ongoing trooper shortage in the state of Alabama — for years. The aggressive push to increase their numbers continues. Twenty-four new graduates of the ALEA State Trooper Academy — will soon be out patrolling Alabama roadways. The new troopers completed about six months of extensive training — that included crash investigation —…

DISTRACTED- Program Teaches Students Driving Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association estimates that there are 1.6 million crashes each year from cell phone use. That’s why some Bullock County officials are teaching students some valuable lessons about roadway safety. “There’s so much that can happen within 1 to 5 seconds of looking just to text back,” student Alsan Martin said. Martin was among the juniors and…

1 Killed After Crash in Pike Road

A single-vehicle crash in Pike Road has claimed the life of a Shorter man. According to ALEA Corporal Jess Thornton, Michael Jerome Hall, 53, was killed when the 2012 Ford F-150 he was driving left the roadway and hit a ditch. According to Thornton, Hall was not using a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Alexander Road in…

One Alabama Woman Dead, Second Hospitalized

Two vehicle crash

State Troopers report a woman was killed in a two car accident in Coffee County at the intersection of Coffee County Road 110 and Alabama 125. The women who was killed is identified as 22 year old Kandice Leigh Price of Louisville. The woman in the other car—Amy Lynn Copeland—is hospitalized in Montgomery after she was brought here by medical…

Selma Man Hit & Killed by Car

Location: 9 miles North of Selma

Alabama State Troopers say a Selma man was hit by a car and killed Friday afternoon. The victim is identified as 50 year old Adrian Jay Stubbs. He was struck by a car on Dallas County 37 about nine miles North of Selma Friday afternoon at 1:30. No charges so far as State Troopers continue their investigation.     Categories:…

Fatal Accident on I-85 South

State troopers are on the scene to investigate a deadly multi-car accident in the south bound lane of Interstate 85 near the Waugh Exit.  Two people have been killed in this crash and one of the south bound lanes has been re-opened. Stay with Alabama News Network for more information. Categories: Montgomery, News Tags: Alabama State Troopers, car accident, Interstate…

Four-Car Crash in Macon County Claims Two Lives

Alabama State Troopers are investigating what caused a deadly four-car crash in Macon County Wednesday morning. Troopers say 71-year-old James McCorvey of Columbus, Georgia and 39-year-old Derrick Shelton of Prattville died in that crash Highway 80, east of Tuskegee. Authorities say McCorvey sideswiped an SUV before hitting Shelton’s car. McCorvery was not wearing a seatbelt and both men died at…

Selma Man Dies in Auto Accident

Victim was walking near his home.

  Alabama State Troopers say the 81 year old victim was walking near his home on Mathews Lane two miles East of Selma on Friday when he was struck by a car. They identify the victim as 81 year old  Charles E Sau Spencer. The driver of the 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was not injured and has not been identified by authorities….

Dothan Fatal Accident

1 Vehicle involved, no seat belt in use

Alabama State Troopers say a 25 year old Dothan man was killed in a single vehicle accident early this morning. They say the 2007 GMC Truck being driven by Christopher Lee Arnold ran off Alabama Highway 605 about a dozen miles South of Dothan and hit a utility pole just before 6:00 AM. Arnold was thrown from the vehicle. He…

i-TEAM: Trooper Shortage

If you drive Alabama’s roads, it’s hard not to notice who you don’t see much of: Alabama state troopers. You can drive for at least an hour in any direction without ever seeing one. It could be because they’re hiding, but most likely, it’s because there aren’t enough of them. Alabama only has 243 troopers on the job. That’s among…