One Killed, One Airlifted After Wreck in Atmore, Alabama
ATMORE, AL. – According to an online news report published by weartv.com, one person was killed, and another person was airlifted to a hospital after a vehicle wreck in Atmore, Alabama. The cause of the wreck was not included in the news report. The victims’ identifying information was released by officials.*
The collision occurred on the afternoon of March 6 in Escambia County, Alabama, a few miles outside of Atmore. For reasons not yet understood, a 2005 Honda Civic and a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer crashed into each other on Alabama Highway 21. The cause of the crash is not known, and the news report from WEARTV did not list any potential factors contributing to the accident.
The way in which the vehicles collided was also not clear from the report. A photo from the scene posted on WEARTV’s website shows the Chevy with significant front-end damage stopped in the grass shoulder off the road. The Honda is damaged almost beyond recognition, and appears to be overturned at the edge of an embankment.
The driver of the Honda was critically injured in the wreck, and WEARTV reported that Alabama State Troopers confirmed he did not survive his injuries. He was identified as a 33-year-old man from Atmore.
The driver of the Chevy was also injured in the wreck, and emergency responders summoned a medical helicopter to transport him from the scene for medical care. He was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, where his medical condition is not known. He was identified as a 27-year-old man from Frisco City, Alabama.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is still investigating the events of the collision.
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