Seven injured in wreck on U.S. Highway 231

Published 9:46 pm Friday, December 20, 2019

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All seven people involved in a two-vehicle wreck in Brundidge on Friday night were transported to hospitals either by ground or by helicopter according to Brundidge police.

Responders were called to the intersection of Alabama Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 231 on Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m. where an Enterprise rental truck and a passenger vehicle had collided.

“There were four people in the passenger car and three in the truck,” said Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport. “One passenger of the car was airlifted by Haynes Lifeflight to Dothan, while the other patients were transported by ground to other hospitals.”

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The patient transported by air is facing life-threatening injuries, Davenport said. The extent of the injuries of the other six patients has not yet been released, but Davenport said the three passengers of the truck had only minor injuries.

Both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 231 were shut down for more than an hour as LifeFlight landed on the highway to transport the patient in critical condition.

Pike County EMA was also called to the scene due to the truck potentially leaking approximately 50 gallons of fuel onto the median of the highway.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.