Arab City Employee Dies in Accident, Police Charge Driver with a DUI
ARAB CITY, AL – According to an online news report at waaytv.com, a woman has died after being involved in an accident.*
The accident occurred due to an impaired driver where a woman was killed when the drunk driver ran his truck through a red light and T-boned the woman’s vehicle.
The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 231 and Northgate Drive. The accident involved a Mitsubishi truck that T-boned the woman’s car. The at-fault driver hit into the woman then struck the traffic controller before causing damage to two additional vehicles that were parked in a Taco Bell parking lot.
The woman and man in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital soon after being hit by the drunk driver. The woman died at the local hospital and the man, the woman’s husband, was released from the area hospital the next day after the accident. It was reported that the woman was an employee of the city.
The drunk driver was charged with a DUI for hitting the couple and for the property damage to the vacant vehicles.
According to the local police, the driver of the truck may face additional charges for causing the accident.
The accident remains under investigation by the Guntersville Police and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. There are no further details on the accident at this time.
The chief of police to be “careful driving in the area because the traffic light currently has no power. Police say you should treat this intersection as a 4 way stop.”
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