Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Collision in Athens, Alabama
ATHENS, AL. – A man was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Athens, Alabama, according to an online news story reported by waff.com. The man is identified in reports about the accident, which appears to have been caused by a failure to yield to oncoming traffic on a highway.*
The collision took place during the late evening on February 17. The Athens Police Department says that at about 9:30 p.m., a Mitsubishi 3000 was leaving the parking lot of Eagle Center on U.S. Highway 31. The driver of the Mitsubishi tried to turn left onto southbound U.S. 31 and entered oncoming traffic.
As the Mitsubishi crossed over the northbound lanes of the highway, a northbound pickup truck crashed into it on the driver ’s side. Following the impact, both vehicles came to a stop in the median of the highway.
The driver of the Mitsubishi suffered severe injuries in the wreck. First responders were not able to revive him, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police officers identified him as a 47-year-old man from Athens, Georgia.
Police said that three people were inside the pickup truck when the crash occurred, and they were all injured in the accident. They were transported by ambulance to Athens Hospital for treatment. Officers said their injuries were not life-threatening.
The accident is still under investigation by the Athens Police Department. Officers have not officially determined the cause of the wreck. Anyone who witnessed the accident is encouraged to contact the police department at (256) 233-8700 and ask for Detective Jonathan Caldwell.
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