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Rogersville man dies following wreck in Lauderdale County

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According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a Rogersville man is dead following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Thursday about 10:38 p.m.

The wreck occurred on U.S. 72 near the 49 mile marker in Lauderdale County, about one mile west of Elgrin.

Douglas Burchell, 78, was critically injured when the 1996 Chevrolet C-1500 pickup that he was driving was struck from behind by a 2013 Honda Odyssey, according to ALEA.

The Honda left the roadway and struck a ditch after the initial impact.

A helicopter transported Burchell to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

ALEA further reported that a passenger along with three juveniles, a 6-year-old, a 7-year-old and a 13-year-old, in the Honda were injured and transported to a hospital as well.

Burchell succumbed to his injuries at the hospital on Friday.

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