top of page

Tuscaloosa, AL – Two Killed in Head-On Crash on I-59 near MM 77

Tuscaloosa, AL (August 23, 2023) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed that a head-on collision took place in Tuscaloosa County on Sunday evening that claimed the lives of two victims.

The crash occurred just after 6:20 p.m. on August 20.

ALEA reports indicate that two vehicles collided head-on while traveling on Interstate 59 in the area near mile marker 77. Authorities responded to the scene and shut down the roadway.

Two people were fatally injured due to the accident. The victims were identified as 59-year-old Donna Cline of Braselton, Georgia, and 28-year-old James Hoskins. Both victims were pronounced deceased at the scene by responding law enforcement.

Troopers with ALEA's Highway Patrol Division are actively investigating the crash.

We offer our sympathies to the families of Donna Cline and James Hoskins at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

Far too often, motor vehicle accidents have devastating consequences on the lives of those involved. We see thousands of people hospitalized on an annual basis due to negligent motorists here in Alabama. Many car crashes that take place are a result of drivers who are distracted, intoxicated, or engaging in other negligent actions while operating their vehicles.

It is incredibly important that people maintain their vehicles and act responsibly while behind the wheel. However, countless people fail to do so, and, as a result, innocent people pay the price. We see people hospitalized daily with serious injuries due to motor vehicle accidents in our state. Many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries that impact their lives both immediately and indefinitely. Unfortunately, there are far too many instances where people end up passing away due to the injuries they suffered.

It can be incredibly difficult to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, families across Alabama are forced to deal with the overwhelming mental and emotional tolls that these fatal crashes have on their lives.

If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal car crash, your family may have legal options available. It is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Tuscaloosa right away. Taking legal action can help to ensure that you are able to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.

At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, our team of experienced legal advocates is here to provide compassionate and fearless support during this difficult time. We understand that you are going through a difficult situation and want to help you achieve justice for your loved one’s death. 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 we can start helping you on the road to healing emotionally and achieving 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.


Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Follow Us
  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon
  • Instagram


CALL 24/7

bottom of page