Huntsville police: Alcohol likely a factor in Winchester Road crash

The crash happened at 2:53 a.m.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 4:03 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2019 9:16 AM


Huntsville Police said a woman was driving a Dodge Charger when she failed to stop at a stop sign on Trent and Winchester Road.

She crossed into oncoming traffic on Winchester and was hit by a man driving a Chevrolet Silverado truck. The woman had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. Her passenger had life-threatening injuries, but her condition has since been upgraded and she is expected to survive. The man driving the truck was not hurt.

Huntsville police said alcohol is likely a factor for the woman in the Charger, but the truck driver is not suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. At this time charges are undetermined.

We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.


Winchester Road is now reopen after a serious crash early Thursday morning.

The crash happened at 2:53 a.m. at Winchester Road and Trent. This caused all lanes to be closed in both directions between Blue Spring Road and Sandia.

Huntsville Police told us the crash involved a car and a pick-up truck towing a small trailer. One person was taken to Huntsville Hospital with life-threatening injuries. However, their condition has since been upgraded.

The Huntsville crime scenes and homicide units were called to the scene -- that's protocol when a person has life-threatening injuries after a crash or if the crash is fatal.

The cause of the crash is unknown. It's also unknown how many people were in each of the vehicles at the time of the crash. Huntsville Police continue to investigate.

From earlier:

Winchester Road at Trent Drive is shut down both ways becuase of a wreck!

We're getting reports of an 18-wheeler that jacknifed in that area. Both directions are shut down at this hour. We will continue to provide more information as we receive it.

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