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Dodge City, AL – Man Killed in Head-On Crash on Cullman Co., 38

Dodge City, AL (April 3, 2024) – A lost his life as a result of a head-on collision that was reported on Monday evening in Cullman County. Alabama state troopers were called to the scene of the accident just after 7:30 p.m. on April 1.


Authorities confirmed that a Mazda3 collided with a GMC Yukon while traveling on the Coleman County 38 near Coleman County 46, just 3 miles outside of Dodge City. The involved vehicles were severely damaged in the crash. At least one of them had to be towed from the scene.


The driver of the Mazda, identified as 33-year-old Cody Self, was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced deceased while at the scene. Four other people were injured in the crash. The victims were identified as 61-year-old Kelley Waunch and three children, ages 7, 8, and 10. All four victims were transported to area hospitals for medical care. At this time, the incident is being investigated.


We hope Kelley Waunch and the three injured children recover quickly following this crash.


We offer our condolences to the family of Cody Self.


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama


Suffering injuries in a car crash can have lasting effects on your life. Unfortunately, numerous instances in Alabama leave individuals with injuries resulting from catastrophic collisions. Frequently, these accidents are the result of driver negligence. Key factors in many collisions across our state include:


  • Distracted driving

  • Speeding

  • Reckless driving

  • Running red lights

  • Drunk driving


If another person's reckless or negligent actions have caused the crash that left you injured, seeking legal representation is imperative. There is a possibility of filing a personal injury claim to recover compensation for some of the damages you have incurred. Having adept legal representation from a committed Alabama car accident attorney can significantly impact your ability to maximize compensation for your lawsuit.


Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, gather compelling evidence against the defendant, and negotiate vigorously for fair compensation on your behalf. Beyond protecting your legal rights, your attorney will advocate to ensure your best interests are upheld at every stage.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey LLP, we take pride in our commitment to providing clients with top-notch legal services and representation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys boast a proven track record of success in fighting for justice on behalf of those injured due to others' carelessness. Understanding the challenges inherent in pursuing a personal injury case, we strive to minimize stress for our clients. If you or a loved one has been harmed by another motorist's negligence in Alabama, please contact our legal team at 205-349-2009 to schedule a free case evaluation. Allow our empathetic legal advocates to assist you in safeguarding your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve.


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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