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Remlap, AL – Rebekah Fitts Loses Life in Crash on AL-79 near Melvin Ln

Remlap, AL (October 30, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that 58-year-old Rebekah Fitts lost her life as a result of a fatal crash that occurred in Blount County on Thursday evening.

At around 4:20 p.m. on October 26, authorities were called to a crash that occurred at Alabama 79 and Melvin Lane.

Car crash reports provided by ALEA show that Fitts was traveling on Alabama 79 when her Ford Escape was struck by a W 62 box truck. The force of the collision sent the Ford off the roadway, where it collided with a ditch.

The driver of the box truck, 34-year-old Varcedrick J. Daniel of Birmingham, Alabama, was injured in the crash. They were transported to St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham for emergency care.

Fitts was severely hurt due to the crash. She was airlifted by helicopter and flown to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital, where she passed away from her injuries.

The Alabama state troopers are investigating.

We hope Varcedrick J. Daniel is able to recover quickly following this crash.

Our condolences go out to the family of Rebekah Fitts.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be devastating. Unfortunately, hundreds of people die as a result of accidents that occur in our state. In many cases, these crashes take place due to a combination of factors. Some of the most common causes of fatal car crashes include:

  • Distracted Driving: Texting, talking on the phone, or even eating can have a significant impact on a driver’s ability to notice other vehicles or people nearby.

  • Impaired Driving: Alcohol and drugs impair a driver's judgment and coordination, which can make it impossible for a driver to maintain control of their vehicle.

  • Fatigue: Drowsy driving can be as dangerous as drunk driving. It can significantly affect a driver's ability to stay alert and react in time to avoid crashing into another vehicle.

  • Mechanical Failures: Vehicle defects or poor maintenance can lead to a driver losing control of their vehicle and crashing.

If you have experienced the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one due to a fatal car accident caused by a negligent driver, it is imperative to seek the guidance of an Alabama wrongful death lawyer. Your attorney will be able to assist you in advocating your rights, providing support through the legal process, and helping you secure just compensation for your loss.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, we understand the emotional and financial toll that a car accident can have on families. Our team of skilled attorneys is dedicated to helping you seek justice and obtain the compensation your family deserves after experiencing the loss of your loved one.

We are committed to guiding you through the legal process with compassion and diligence while always protecting your rights and best interests. If you have been affected by a fatal car accident in Alabama, please do reach out to our dedicated Alabama personal injury law firm for a free consultation at 205-349-2009. Let us help ease some of your burden during this difficult time.

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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