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Escambia County, AL – Kati Anne Riley Loses Life in Fatal Crash on US-31 near MM 39

Escambia County, AL (August 7, 2023) – A crash just two miles north of Atmore, Alabama, in Escambia County claimed the life of a Florida woman early Sunday morning, August 6.


At around 12:00 a.m., the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency was dispatched to the scene of an automobile accident that occurred on US Highway 31.


ALEA reports indicate that 39-year-old Kati Anne Riley of Cantonment, Florida, was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe on the highway near mile marker 39. The driver of the SUV, identified as 45-year-old Kenneth Elbert Harrison, remained at the scene.


Riley incurred fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other injuries were reported.


ALEA is currently investigating the accident.


We offer our sympathies to the family of Kati Anne Riley. Our warmest thoughts are with them at this time.


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

Over the past decade, Alabama has witnessed a drastic increase in pedestrian accidents, with the numbers reported increasing by approximately 60%. Pedestrians, who often lack protection, are exceptionally vulnerable during collisions, leading to an alarming rate of lives lost in these crashes.


The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is not something that families are able to prepare for. When pedestrians fall victim to fatal accidents, families are not only forced to deal with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost earnings but also overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. Losing the love and support of a spouse, sibling, or parent can impact your life immediately and indefinitely. However, surviving relatives in Alabama may have legal avenues that they can take to get justice.


Seeking the counsel of a knowledgeable Escambia County wrongful death attorney can empower your family to seek justice for your loved one. In certain instances, families might be entitled to compensation, which can alleviate some of the challenges they face while moving forward. Relying on a responsive legal team ensures that your family can pursue the justice you rightly deserve after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one.


Our fearless and trusted legal team at Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey is here to provide legal assistance and compassionate support. Our experienced and knowledge of Alabama car accident law can help you seek justice financially as well as emotionally. Contact us today for your free consultation by calling our Alabama personal injury law firm at 205-349-2009 to get started on your case. We understand it's a difficult time for you, but we are here to help make sure that you don't have to bear the burden alone.


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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