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Crash Injures Two at Natural Bridge UPDATED

Thursday, March 31, 2016 | 6:03 AM

A single vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 13 South and Highway 278 at Natural Bridge left two seriously injured.

The exact cause of the 2001 Dodge pickup to speed through the intersection, leave the highway and crash into a parked empty logging trailer is unknown. However, it is suspected the driver Charles Tucker, 56 of Lynn, may have had a medical problem. His son Austin Tucker, 16, was a passenger and it appeared Austin was trying to stop the vehicle when it impacted with the trailer.

Both Charles and Austin Tucker were flown by helicopters to UAB medical center in Birmingham. 

Tucker, a member of the Lynn Fire Department was returning home with his son from a grass fire. Members of the Lynn Fire and Rescue worked diligently with the jaws of life to extract both from the tangled wreckage.

The crash was investigated by Alabama State Troopers. 

As a follow up to the crash last Wednesday, we are saddened to learn of the death of Charles Tucker who passed away on Saturday. His funeral arrangements will be announced by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville. Reportedly, his son 16-year-old Austin Tucker suffered a broken leg and is recovering.

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