Drivers' names released after deadly three-vehicle crash in Guntersville

Three children are among the injured, including one in critical condition.

Posted: Jan 7, 2019 7:45 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 11:48 AM

One person is dead after a head-on crash on Highway 431 in Guntersville Monday afternoon.

Guntersville Police Department, Guntersville Fire Department and Marshall Medical Services ambulances all responded to the three-vehicle wreck in the southbound lanes of the Paul Stockton Causeway. One vehicle was heading the wrong way after crossing into oncoming traffic, police say.

Jan Slaton, 69, of Albertville was pronounced dead at the scene. Three children were in the vehicle, and one child was listed to be in critical condition at the Childern's Hospital in Birmingham. The other two were treated and released by Huntsville Hospital.

Another vehicle was driven by Jennifer Rossuck of Albertville. She is in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital. The third vehicle was driven by Deborah Cole of Albertville. She was not injured in the wreck.

Guntersville Police are investigating the cause of the wreck.

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