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Wreck on U.S. 431 in Guntersville, AL, Leaves One Dead, Four Injured

January 11, 2019

GUNTERSVILLE, AL. – According to an online news report from, a January 7 vehicle wreck on U.S. 431 in Guntersville, Alabama, left one person dead and four others injured. Three of the injured people were children, one of whom is said to be in critical condition.*

The accident occurred on the afternoon of January 7 on U.S. 431 in Guntersville. At approximately 4 p.m., a 2010 Nissan Altima and two other vehicles collided in the southbound lanes of the Paul Stockton Causeway Bridge. The makes and models of the other two vehicles were not reported. It is not clear how the crash occurred, and the nature of the crash was not reported. 

The driver of the Nissan Altima died at the scene. She has been identified by police in Guntersville as 69-year-old Jan Slaton, of Albertville, Alabama. Three children were also in the Nissan at the time of the crash, and all three were injured. 

Emergency responders transported one of the children to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where the child is said to be in critical condition. The other two children went to Huntsville Hospital with minor injuries and have since been released. The names and ages of the children have not been released.

Authorities reported that the driver of one of the other two vehicles was also injured. This driver has not been identified. Ambulance crews transported him or her to Huntsville Hospital, and he or she is reportedly in critical condition. One additional unidentified person was also involved in the wreck, assumedly the driver of the third vehicle, and this person was not injured, police said.

The Guntersville Police Department’s traffic division is handling investigation of the case. The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information has been reported at this time.  

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