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Dadeville, AL – Two Killed in Prison Bus Crash on Elder Rd

Dadeville, AL (April 12, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident on Wednesday in Dadeville claimed the lives of two people while leaving multiple others injured. The accident occurred on April 10.


According to local news sources, a prison transport bus with the Alabama Department of Corrections was traveling on Elder Road in the Dadeville area while transporting seven inmates to the Alex City Community Based Facility. For reasons unknown, the van became involved in a collision just east of State Route 49.


Two people involved in the accident were fatally injured. One of the victims, identified as Willie Crayton, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim, Bruce Clements, was transported to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Multiple other victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. At this time, the incident is being investigated.


We hope the injured victims recover quickly following this accident.


We offer our sympathies to the families of Bruce Clements and Willie Crayton.


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama


Each year, Alabama witnesses the tragic loss of hundreds of lives in automobile accidents. The sudden and unpredictable nature of these crashes can leave families overwhelmed by grief. The financial aftermath, including medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost potential earnings, only adds to the burden. Dealing with both financial and emotional challenges can make the situation incredibly difficult to bear.


Fortunately, in Alabama, grieving families have legal options to pursue. Consulting with a skilled wrongful death attorney in Dadeville can offer crucial guidance, ensuring that justice is sought for your loved one. By exploring these legal avenues, your family can take steps towards accountability for the negligent party.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, our dedicated Alabama car accident lawyers are committed to providing the support and legal assistance your family needs during this challenging time. We understand that navigating the aftermath of a tragic motor vehicle accident can feel overwhelming. Our aim is to offer dependable representation to help survivors seek justice and find stability, both emotionally and financially. If you've lost a loved one in a fatal car crash, don't hesitate to reach out to our Alabama personal injury law firm at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation. Together, we can discuss potential courses of action and take the necessary steps forward.


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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