UPDATE: Highway 67 re-opened after fatal multi-vehicle wreck

The wreck happened on Highway 67 near the Wheeler Refuge headquarters.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 10:48 AM
Updated: Sep 26, 2018 5:19 PM

UPDATE: Highway 67 has been re-opened.


54-year-old Laurence Thompson was driving and lost control, colliding into a vehicle driven by 74-year-old Margie Dean in the southbound outside lane.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. Dean and 68-year-old Wanda Clark, a passenger in the vehicle she was driving, were transported to the Decatur-Morgan Hospital where Dean died soon after from her injuries.

Clark is currently at Huntsville Hospital and is in serious condition, according to the Decatur Police Department.

The Decatur Police Department, Decatur Fire & Rescue and First Response EMS responded to the scene.


Two fatalities have been confirmed from a multi-vehicle wreck on Highway 67 that occurred around 10:00 a.m. near the Wheeler Refuge headquarters.

Decatur Police say that three individuals sustained injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time.

All eastbound lanes are currently blocked, and one westbound lane has been converted to eastbound. Officials urge drivers to avoid the area and to expect delays while travelling. 

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