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ALDOT Releases the Top Causes of Work Zone Accidents

April 11-15 is National Work Zone Awareness Week, and the Alabama Department of Transportation, road builders, contractors and local officials are joining together to heighten awareness and encourage motorists to drive safely through work zones. Preliminary data shows that in 2015, of Alabama’s 1,665 crashes in highway work zones, there were 15 fatalities and 475 injuries. Nationally, 80 percent of…

Vehicle Crashes into House Causing Gas Leak

At approximately 3:49 PM on Monday, April 11, Opp Police Department officers and Opp Fire Department fire units responded to the 400 block of Forth Street to the report of a traffic crash. Upon arrival, officers found a Ford Explorer had departed the roadway and crashed into a private residence. The operator and only occupant of the Ford Explorer sustained…

Wetumpka Siblings Die in Two-Vehicle Crash

A two-vehicle crash, claimed the lives of Wetumpka siblings . The driver of a 2008 Mercury Grand Marquis, Broderick Lewis, 20, and a passenger, Brea Lewis, 22, were killed when their vehicle collided with a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup. Both Broderick and Brea were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Dodge and two passengers suffered minor injuries…

Unrestrained Child Dies in Crash

Authorities are investigating a highway crash that claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the wreck happened Tuesday afternoon in Chilton County, about 9 miles south of Clanton. The Alabama Highway Patrol said the boy died after the car in which he was riding left the road and overturned. Authorities said the boy was sitting…

Two Civil Air Patrol Members Killed in Crash

CAP Headquarters is at Maxwell AFB

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – The Civil Air Patrol has identified two of its members, who were killed in a south Alabama plane crash while returning from Louisiana after flying a medical patient there for treatment. The Civil Air Patrol says its pilots perform compassion flights, often to transport patients or family members to or from treatment. The patrol said pilot…