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ALEA releases details on fatal accidents that occurred minutes apart in Crenshaw County over the weekend.

From the ALEA press release, via the agency’s Troy post: “A single-vehicle crash at 5:50 a.m. Sunday, April 15, has claimed the life of a Selma man. Reginald Bernard Howard, 52, was killed when the 1987 Chevrolet truck he was driving struck a tree in the roadway.  Bernard was pronounced dead at the scene by Crenshaw County Coroner Ronnie Turner.  A passenger, Tyrome Butler, 46, also of Selma was transported to Baptist South in Montgomery due to injuries sustained in the crash. The crash occurred on AL 97 at the 7 mile marker, 7 miles south of Highland Home. Although the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, preliminary investigation indicates bad weather was a factor in the crash. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.”

 

“A single-vehicle crash at 5:55 a.m. Sunday, April 15, has claimed the life of a Elba man. Dillion Alexander Roberts, 26, was killed when the 2000 Ford Expedition he was driving struck a tree in the roadway.  Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene by Crenshaw County Coroner Ronnie Turner. The crash occurred on AL 97 at the 7 mile marker, 7 miles south of Highland Home. Although the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, preliminary investigation indicates bad weather was a factor in the crash. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.”

According to Captain Tracy D. Nelson, “both crashes happened at the same place and striking the same tree. The crashes were a few minutes apart from each other which made them to be considered separate crashes.”

Two other fatal crashes occurred in the same 48-hour period, one near Shorterville and one near Dothan.