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Calera, AL – Tracy Dkye Killed in Bus Crash on Smokey Rd

Calera, AL (October 9, 2023) – The Shelby County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 62-year-old Tracy Dyke suffered fatal injuries due to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday evening in Calera.

On October 7, authorities were called to the scene of an automobile accident on Smokey Road.

Reports show that a vehicle collision involving a school bus and a second automobile occurred on the roadway. The incident prompted authorities to close down the roadway while assisting.

One person involved in the accident, identified as Dyke, was fatally injured. She was pronounced deceased by authorities.

Children on the bus were treated for injuries.

The incident is being investigated by the Shelby County Traffic Homicide Taskforce and the Shelby Police Department at this time.

We hope the children injured in this accident recover quickly.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Tracy Dyke at this time.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

Fatal accidents claim the lives of hundreds of people across Alabama each year. The unfortunate truth is that it is impossible for families to prepare for the impact that these accidents will have. Many families are forced to deal with unexpected and overwhelming financial burdens. Unfortunately, the mental and emotional toll of fatal collisions can be extremely difficult to deal with alone. To make matters even worse, the majority of fatal accidents that take place are completely preventable.

There are several factors that contribute to the high rate of fatal accidents that we see here in Alabama. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Tailgating

  • Wrong-way driving

  • Speeding

  • Fatigue

  • Running red lights/stop signs

  • Distracted driving

  • Reckless driving

  • Drunk driving

Unfortunately, negligent actions contribute to approximately 90 percent of all collisions across the United States. Here in Alabama, we continue to witness the overwhelming consequences that these fatal accidents have on families.

After the loss of a loved one, you have the ability to file a wrongful death claim to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Calera will provide your family with the best chance of getting justice after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one. Your attorney will be able to take control of the legal work as you focus on your family and moving forward.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, our team of experienced car accident attorneys is committed to helping families through the difficult aftermath of a fatal collision in Alabama. We understand the pain and emotional turmoil that comes with losing a loved one in such a tragic event. That's why we are dedicated to fighting for justice and ensuring that you receive the compensation your family deserves. If you have suffered this devastating loss, don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at 205-349-2009. Let us use our legal experience and resources to help ease some of your burden during this difficult time. Together, we can seek justice and protect your rights every step of the way.

Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.

Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.


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