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Head-On Collision in Midfield, Alabama, Kills One Driver

January 16, 2019

MIDFIELD, AL. – A head-on vehicle collision January 8 in Midfield, Alabama, killed one of the drivers, according to an online news report from The victim appears to have caused the accident, but authorities do not yet know why he deviated from his lane on the roadway and crashed into another car.*

The accident occurred on the morning of January 8 on Rutledge Drive in Midfield. The Midfield Police Department responded to the scene at about 8 a.m. to find that two vehicles had collided head-on in the 900 block of the roadway. One of the drivers sustained critically injuries and died at the scene. 

Police indicated the victim had crossed the centerline of the road and struck an oncoming car. It is not clear what direction the victim was traveling, and officers did not identify any reason why he traveled over the centerline of the road. They did not say whether they were investigating any suspected factors. 

The victim’s name has not yet been released. He has only been identified as an adult white male. The driver of the second vehicle has also not been identified. He suffered an unknown injury and was complaining of back pain when emergency crews arrived. An ambulance transported him to a local hospital for treatment, and he is expected to make a full recovery. 

Photos from the scene show a black sedan with extensive front-end damage stopped in one of the lanes of the road. A black pickup truck is off the side of the roadway, facing a wooded area. The truck might have run into a bush or tree branches upon leaving the road after impact. The Midfield Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating this accident.

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