Two Fayette County men killed in industrial accident

Shown is the helicopter at the scene, ready to airlift the injured to the hospital.

This article is reprinted with permission from the “Starkville Daily News.” Ryan Phillips was at the scene of the accident, and gave a first-hand account concerning the ensuing rescue attempt. It’s a situation many emergency officials train for, but one that those who have experienced firsthand hope to never encounter again.

Accident blocks Highway 107

This 2005 GMC C6500 overturned on Highway 107, blocking the roadway.

An accident that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1 near the two-mile marker on Highway 107 resulted in a detour around the accident for about three hours. A 2005 GMC C6500 overturned in the highway, completely blocking the road. According to a spokesperson for the Alabama State Trooper’s office, the accident occurred when the truck’s driver, Grover Latham, 63, of Hamilton, was traveling north on Highway 107 and lost control of his vehicle. The driver was uninjured in the accident.


One injured in accident

This accident, occurring on Jan. 24, resulted in one injury.

Crystal Faye Anders, of Millport, was injured and transported to Fayette Medical Center by ambulance when the 2010 Ford Escape she was driving collided with a 2005 GMC Sierra, driven by Wayne Stowe of Fayette. The accident occurred on 2nd Ave. NE on Friday, Jan. 24.

Two vehicle accident causes huge damages

Pictured is the 2004 Toyota Sequoia involved in the accident.

The 2004 Toyota Sequoia, shown in the top photo and driven by Karenda King of Fayette, collided with the 1986 Ford truck, shown in the bottom photo and driven by Jackie Ashby of Fayette, at the intersection of 5th St. NE and 2nd Ave NE. According to the accident report, the two vehicles collided as the Sequoia was attempting to cross 2nd Avenue.


Accident causes lots of damage, minor injures

Shown is the overturned vehicle involved in an accident on Temple Ave. North.

A one-vehicle accident on Saturday, Nov. 23 caused only minor injuries, but resulted in several thousands of dollars in property damage when a 2009 Ford F-150, driven by Christopher Nicholas Blakely of Fayette, hit a utility pole, overturned, and continued into several new utility trailers.


Accident injures man near Wayside

A father is attributing God and prayers for the unexpected improvement of his son’s health.
“It’s a divine miracle from our Father in Heaven,” said Hamilton Police Department Lt. Jimmy Pendley, whose son was expected to either die or be brain dead after suffering a severe brain injury.


Accident in Fayette causes multiple injuries

Shown is the 2011 Honda Ridgeline, driven by John Brasher, that was involved in an accident with a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Leroy Dale Simmons.

An accident within the Fayette City Limits on July 2 at approximately 4:24 p.m. caused multiple injuries to local residents. The accident occurred on Highway 18, approximately one mile west of Fayette. A 2011 Honda Ridgeline, driven by John Brasher of Fayette, was struck in the rear by a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, driven by Leroy Dale Simmons of Fayette. The collision destroyed the back portion of the double-cab Ridgeline, and caused the Chevrolet Colorado to cross the four-lane highway and exit the road on the opposite side.

Accident claims life of Fayette County resident

The Hamilton Post of the Alabama State Troopers reported that a two-vehicle accident occurring at approximately 8:45 a.m. on May 31 claimed the life of a Fayette County woman. Merlene Williamson, 77, was killed when the golf cart she was driving collided with a Hyundai Sante Fe. The driver of the other vehicle was not identified by the troopers’ office.


Vehicle accident on Highway 171

The occupants of this vehicle involved in an accident were transported to a medical facility.

A single vehicle accident on Highway 171 approximately four miles south of Fayette resulted in injuries to the occupants of the vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway and traveled several feet before being stopped by a wooded area. Names of the occupants had not been released at press time. Both occupants were transported by ambulance to a medical facility.

Man injured in logging accident

A logger from the Northside area of Tuscaloosa County was seriously injured in an accident in the Berry area on Thursday, Jan. 10. Berry Police Chief Gerald DeDeaux said that Larry Williams was apparently cutting a tree when the tree fell on him, pinning him to the ground.