• Crash Injures Two


    A single vehicle crash Thursday night at 11 p.m. in Hackleburg left two injured, one seriously. The driver Josef Bates and passenger Brittany Todd were traveling east on Chalk Mine Road and failed to stop at the intersection of Tessney Road, adjacent to the Fairview Congregational Church. The car traveled across Tessney and crashed into an embankment. Both were transported to UAB where Josef was later released. Brittany remains in intensive care with face and head injuries. A witness who was first on the scene and called 9-1-1 stated it was apparent neither were wearing a seat belt. Josef had graduated from Phillips High School earlier in the evening. The accident was investigated by the Hackleburg police.