2 adults, 2 children killed in Cullman County crash

The crash occurred about 8 a.m. near Cullman County 1763.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 11:16 AM
Updated: Jun 4, 2019 7:40 AM

UPDATE: (9:00 p.m.)  Alabama State Troopers say 41-year-old Allen Dewanne Gore of Somerville was killed when the Pontiac Grand Prix he was driving crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the Peterbilt log truck.

According to Troopers, Gore, who was not restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene. Holly Marie Young, 23, and two children, ages 2 and 4, were passengers in the Pontiac and were also pronounced dead at the scene, Troopers say. 

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ORIGINAL STORY:

Alabama State Troopers say four people are dead and one person was injured after a Monday morning two-vehicle crash on Alabama Highway 67 in Cullman County.

The crash occurred at around 8 a.m. near Cullman County 1763. The victims are two adults and two children, according to officials. 

The crash involved a log truck and a Pontiac Grand Prix. All four people who died were in the car. The driver of the log truck was sent to a local hospital and was treated for minor injuries.

State Troopers said the drivers were traveling down a two-lane road, and they believe the car crossed into the other lane and crashed head-on into the empty log truck.

Deputies with the Cullman County Sheriff's Office said the Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling southbound on Highway 67 and the log truck was traveling northbound when the crash happened.

Trooper Chuck Daniel with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said people should drive with caution on two-lane roads.

"Two-lane highways are the most dangerous highways you'll travel on in the state of Alabama, and I would say in any state, because of the close proximity to traffic, also the close proximity to tree lines, especially when you get to the county road of two-lane highways," Daniel said.

Traffic was rerouted and the road was closed for about 4 hours while crews cleared debris. The road reopened around 1:30 Monday afternoon.  

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has not released the victims' names yet, while families are still being notified. This is an ongoing investigation, and we will update you when more details become available.

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