Two Georgians Killed in Fiery Alabama Vehicle Crash on October 27, 2018
ALABASTER, AL. – November 5, 2018 (murrayledger.com) Two Georgians were among the victims of a fiery vehicle crash October 27 in Alabama, according to an online news report from murrayledger.com.*
The accident occurred on October 27 on Interstate 65 North, near Alabaster, Alabama. Four vehicles collided, including an RV, and a large vehicle fire erupted on the interstate. Three people died in the collision. One of the victims has been identified as 72-year-old Janet Manning, of Murray, Kentucky. The other two have only been identified as residents of Georgia.
The Shelby County Coroner said all three died as a result of the fire. Two additional people were injured in the crash and transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. They have not been identified, and their conditions are not known. It is not clear yet how the accident occurred. Authorities are investigating and have not released additional information.
According to an article from the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003 and 2007, fire departments throughout the United States responded to almost 290,000 vehicle fires each year. These fires caused annual averages of 480 deaths, 1,525 injuries, and $1.3 billion in property damage. On average, 31 highway vehicle fires were reported every hour during this time period.
Ninety-three percent of reported vehicle fires and 92 percent of vehicle fire fatalities involve highway vehicles, such as cars, trucks, buses, RVs, and motorcycles. Highway vehicle fires accounted for 17 percent of reported fires nationally from 2003 to 2007, 12 percent of fire deaths, 8 percent of civilian fire injuries, and 9 percent of property damage from reported fires.
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