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Huntsville, AL – Michael Whitt Killed in Multi-Vehicle Crash on US-431

Huntsville, AL (August 25, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene of a fatal car crash that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the Huntsville area.

The accident was reported to ALEA at around 3:15 p.m. on August 22.

According to reports from law enforcement, 45-year-old Michael Whitt was driving a vehicle on US Highway 431 when he became involved in a collision with a second vehicle near Dug Hill Road.

The incident prompted officials to shut down the roadway Monte Sano Boulevard and Cove Creek Drive for an extended period.

Whitt was severely injured due to the crash and pronounced deceased from his injuries.

A second victim was transported to Huntsville Hospital Trauma Services for emergency treatment.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the crash at this time.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Michael Whitt. Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

Each year, vehicle accidents in Alabama leave tens of thousands of people injured. Accidents take place frequently, leaving many people to deal with overwhelming consequences. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of instances where people end up passing away as a result of their injuries. In many cases, people lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others. Some of the leading factors in fatal car crashes across our state include:

  • Distracted driving: This can include talking to passengers, talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, or looking at something outside the car.

  • DUI: DUI, or driving under the influence, refers to driving an automobile while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Both prescription and illegal drugs can impair your ability to drive safely. If you take medication, check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if it could affect your ability to drive before getting behind the wheel.

  • Speeding: This action occurs when a driver exceeds the posted speed limit or drives too fast for the road conditions. Speeding increases both the risk of a crash and the severity of injuries if a crash does occur.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal accident, your family has the ability to seek punitive damages from the person who is responsible. It is imperative that you reach out to a Huntsville wrongful death lawyer immediately to provide yourself with the best chance of protecting her rights and getting justice.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, we understand that you are going through a difficult time following the death of your loved one. We are here to provide compassionate and fearless support throughout this trying period. With our team of experienced attorneys, we can help you fight for justice and get the compensation you deserve. If you have been affected by a car accident in Alabama, do not hesitate to call us at 205-349-2009 for a free consultation so that we can start helping your family get justice.

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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