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One Airlifted From 3 Car Crash

By Sam Poe
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 12:12 AM

There was a three vehicle accident on Winston County Road 11/ Franklin County Road 69 Thursday just after 3:00 p.m. This accident occurred just inside Franklin County. The vehicles involved were a 1999 red Ford Mustang driven Valentine Arteaga of Russellville, a 2003 gold Dodge Caliber driven by Kayla Lewis of Haleyville, and a black 2007 Nissan Altima driven by Jennifer Harris of Haleyville. Multiple witnesses on the scene stated that the Altima was traveling north in the southbound lane when the collision occurred. Both the Mustang and the Caliber were traveling south in the southbound lane. Witnesses stated the Altima struck the Mustang head-on with the most impact occurring on the drivers’ side of the vehicles. The Mustang then was forced into the front end of the Caliber upon impact with the Altima. The Mustang came to a stop off a ravine on the southbound side of the road. The Altima came to a stop in the southbound lane facing south, and the Caliber came to a stop several yards south of the impact point off the northbound side of the roadway. 


The driver of the Mustang was extricated from the vehicle by the Pebble Fire Department and airlifted to Huntsville Hospital from the scene by Air Evac 15. The passenger was not injured in the crash, and he has not been identified by the ALEA at this time. The driver of the Altima was transported to Russellville Hospital by Regional Paramedical Services, and the driver of the Caliber was not injured. Agencies who responded to this scene included the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the Winston County Sherrif’s Department, the Haleyville Police Department, the Pebble Fire Department, the East Franklin Fire Department, and the Phil Campbell Rescue Squad.  


Names of the involved parties are expected to be released from the ALEA Friday. 


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