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Morgan Co., AL – Woman Killed in Car Crash on Hwy 67 at Hulaco Rd

Morgan Co., AL (July 3, 2024) – A fatal motor vehicle accident reported in Morgan County on Monday evening claimed the life of one woman. The victim took place just after 5:30 p.m. on July 1.


According to reports from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a motor vehicle accident involving a car and a truck took place on Highway 67 during the evening hours. The collision caused the car to flip over and come to rest off the roadway near Hulaco Road. One person in the car, identified as 78-year-old Brenda Reed, was severely injured. She was airlifted from the scene of the accident and flown to an area hospital, where she died from her injuries. At this time, the incident is being investigated.


We offer our sympathies to the family of Brenda Reed.


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama


In 2023, a total of 31,717 motor vehicle accidents took place in Alabama. Out of these accidents, more than 11,000 people were injured, while over 560 ended up passing away from the injuries they suffered. Unfortunately, many of the accidents reported in our state are completely preventable. Some key factors contributing to fatal crashes in Alabama include:


  • Failure to yield right of way: Not yielding when necessary can lead to collisions.

  • Tailgating: Following too closely behind another vehicle can lead to dangerous collisions.

  • Aggressive driving: Engaging in hostile driving actions can heighten risks on the road.

  • Running red lights or stop signs: Disregarding traffic signals poses a substantial risk of accidents.

  • Speeding: Exceeding speed limits escalates the likelihood of severe crashes.

  • Drunk driving: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol is a major cause of fatal accidents.

  • Fatigue or drowsy driving: Driving while fatigued can impair judgment and reaction times.

  • Distracted driving: Diverting attention from the road due to distractions can result in accidents.

  • Reckless driving: Careless and aggressive driving behaviors contribute to roadway dangers.

When drivers display negligence or recklessness while driving, they jeopardize lives and can cause accidents that profoundly impact those involved. If you have lost a family member in a fatal car accident, your family may have legal avenues to seek compensation for the losses and damages incurred.


Hiring a Morgan County wrongful death lawyer can assist your family in navigating the legal process and seeking justice for your loved one's untimely passing. An attorney can manage the investigative and evidentiary aspects of the case, constructing a robust argument against the responsible party and negotiating for compensation on your behalf. Taking timely legal action is crucial to enhance your prospects of achieving justice and holding the negligent party accountable.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP, we recognize the emotional hurdles tied to losing a family member in a fatal car accident. Our devoted team is dedicated to aiding you in pursuing accountability and justice following such a tragic incident. Contact our Alabama personal injury law firm at 205-349-2009 to arrange a complimentary consultation and commence the process of seeking the justice and closure you rightfully 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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