3 killed in 3 West Alabama wrecks between Thursday and Saturday
Three people were killed in three separate wrecks around West Alabama between Thursday and Saturday.
Thursday, Aug. 3, Marengo County
A two-vehicle crash in Marengo County Thursday claimed the life of a 69-year-old man from Eutaw.
The crash happened on U.S. Highway 80 near the 24-mile marker, about 6 miles west of Demopolis.
William M. Lancaster was fatally injured when the tractor-trailer he was driving struck the trailer of another tractor-trailer driven by a 42-year-old man from Livingston.
Lancaster was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other driver was injured and transported to Whitfield Regional Hospital in Demopolis.
Saturday, Aug. 5, Sumter County
A single-vehicle crash Saturday in Sumter County claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman from York.
The crash happened just after 4:30 p.m. on Alabama Highway 17 near the 148-mile marker, about 2 miles south of Boyd.
Amber L. Scott was fatally injured when the sedan she was driving ran off the road, struck a ditch and overturned into a creek. Scott, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Saturday, Aug. 5, Tuscaloosa County
A single-vehicle crash Saturday evening in Tuscaloosa County claimed the life of a 22-year-old man from Gordo.
The crash happened on Interstate 20/59 near the 79-mile marker, about 3 miles north of Tuscaloosa.
Emmanuel Martinez was critically injured when the pickup he was driving ran off the road into a ditch and struck a tree. Martinez, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment, where he died Aug. 6.
Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division are investigating the cause of these wrecks.