A single vehicle accident, that occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in Fayette County on Highway 107 near the four-mile marker, claimed the life of the driver of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree before catching on fire. After initially releasing an identity based on the vehicle’s identification, the Alabama State Troopers now say a positive identification of the deceased is pending the result of forensic tests. Fayette County Coroner Tim Kimbrell said the driver of the vehicle apparently died upon impact.
Ashley Cooper of Fayette received only minor injuries when the 2002 Ford Explorer she was driving overturned in a ditch near Walmart during a one-vehicle accident on March 7. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Cooper was transported by ambulance following the accident for a medical observation.
A one-vehicle accident occurring at the intersection of Second Avenue Northeast and 10th Street Northeast resulted in the loss of traffic lights at the intersection for approximately 42 hours.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The Fayette Police Department investigated the accident.
An accident occurring at approximately noon on Thursday, Jan 6 on 2nd Ave. NE in Fayette fortunately caused only minor injuries to the occupants of the vehicles. The accident occurred between a 2006 Ford Focus, driven by Ruby Gann Fester of Fayette, and a 2004 Toyota Camry, driven by Kayla Denise Hosmer of Berry.
A two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:18 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25 claimed the life of a Bankston woman. Gwen “Judy” Halbrook, 79, was killed when the 2005 Hyundai Sonata she was driving collided with a 2010 Dodge Ram that crossed the centerline and came into her lane of travel. The Ram was driven by Daniel Wilson, 52, of Fayette. Halbrook was pronounced dead at the scene.
A two-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, claimed the life of a Carbon Hill man. Kevin Edgil, 56, was killed when the 2002 Ford F-250 he was driving hit head-on with a 2016 GMC Sierra driven by Jeffrey Norris, 38, of Berry. Edgil was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 2:37 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, claimed the life of a Cottondale man. Joseph T Box, 42, was killed when the 2006 Lexus GS300 he was driving lost control in a curve, left the roadway, and struck several trees.
A private contract mail route truck that transport mail for the United States Postal Service (USPS) was involved in a one vehicle accident on the morning of Saturday, May 22. The truck was enroute from the mail processing facility at Millbrook to the Fayette Post Office at the time the accident occurred. Debra J. Fetterly, United States Postal Service’s Strategic Communications Director for Alabama and South Florida Districts, said that the vehicle carrying the mail ended up overturned in a ditch alongside Highway 18 East. The accident occurred approximately five miles east of Fayette.
The Hamilton State Trooper Post reported two separate accidents during the past week that claimed the lives of two Fayette County residents. They released the following information concerning the accidents. A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:43 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, claimed the life of a Bankston man. Miles David Whitson, 70, was killed when the 2004 Toyota Tacoma he was driving attempted to pass two vehicles and collided head-on with a 2006 Dodge Ram. Whitson was pronounced deceased at the scene.