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Wetumpka Woman Dies in Crash with Freightliner Tractor Trailer

A two-vehicle crash Tuesday, Oct. 18, claimed the life of a Wetumpka woman and injured another. Gloria Grier Allen, 66, was seriously injured when the 2002 Toyota Sequoia in which she was a passenger collided with a 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer. Allen was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham, where she died a short time later. The Sequoia’s driver, Sharon…

Man Dies in Crash Shortly After Shooting into Ex-Girlfriend’s House

An Alabama man is accused shooting at his ex-girlfriend’s house before he was involved in a fatal crash. Perry County Sheriff Billy Jones says Samuel West drove by the woman’s house twice Tuesday night, firing shots into her residence. Jones says that same vehicle ended up in an accident not far from the home. Authorities didn’t find the car until…

AL State Troopers Investigate 8 Traffic Deaths During 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Alabama State Troopers investigated eight traffic deaths during the extended Fourth of July weekend, which was from Friday, July 1, to midnight Monday, July 4. Troopers assigned to Marine Patrol, however, reported no boating fatalities. During the 96-hour holiday traveling period, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) partnered with local law enforcement agencies to bolster traffic enforcement in an effort…

Perry County Crash Leaves 1 Man Dead, 3 Injured

A crash in Perry County left a man dead and three other people injured. Al.com reports that Johnny Lewis of Newbern was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck at about 8:20 p.m. Sunday. The crash happened on Alabama 61, about a mile north of Uniontown. A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Lewis collided with a 2007 GMC Yukon…

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed Against Ex-Astronaut in Crash

The families of two girls who were killed in a DUI crash involving a former NASA astronaut in rural west Alabama have filed wrongful-death lawsuits in state and federal courts. Authorities have said 11-year-old Niomi James and 13-year-old Jayla Parler were killed in a crash that left two others injured on June 6 in rural west Alabama. Former NASA astronaut…

Prattville Teen Dies in Single Car Crash

A single-vehicle crash at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, claimed the life of a Prattville woman. Kacy Elizabeth Harris, 19, was killed when the 1996 Chevrolet Blazer she was driving was struck by a tree as she traveled on Bridge Creek Road. The collision occurred about five miles north of Prattville, and preliminary investigation indicates weather may have been a…

MPD Investigates Deadly Holiday Weekend Crashes; 11 Total Statewide

joel slaton Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the Sunday traffic crash that resulted in the death of 57-year-old David Fail of Deatsville. MPD accident investigators charged Joel Slaton, 47, of Montgomery, with felony leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the crash. He was taken into custody in the 900 block of Green Forest Court and transported to…

Montgomery Woman Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Crash

Authorities say an Alabama woman accused of causing a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of her passenger has been arrested. Alabama state troopers say that 47-year-old Charla Jeanette Farmer of Montgomery is charged with manslaughter in the death of Pamela Johnson of Midway, Georgia, on Friday afternoon. Troopers say the 47-year-old Johnson was killed when the Jeep Wrangler she…