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Flurry of wrecks reported across county

A Dodge Dakota SXT and a Ford Vortec Max collided Tuesday morning at the junction of Jack Springs Road and Sunset Drive.

A rash of car crashes that began Saturday carried over into this week, and accident investigators with the Atmore Police Department and Alabama State Troopers have kept busy trying to complete reports on the various mishaps.

State troopers investigated a single-vehicle wreck that occurred on Interstate 65 on Saturday (July 29) and sent three people to a local hospital.

Trooper reports show that a 2009 Ford driven by a Baker, La. man left the roadway and crashed, rolling over as it did, around 12:05 p.m. at I-65’s 64.4 mile marker.

The driver, Seymour Augustus (age not provided), and two passengers were taken to an unspecified area hospital for treatment of injuries they received in the crash. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

Also on Saturday, an unidentified local man suffered a possible fractured ankle when he lost control of the four-wheel ATV he was driving along Moye Drive, a dirt road inside Atmore’s city limits.

According to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office reports, the driver was reportedly thrown from the ATV and was transported to an unspecified trauma center for treatment for his injuries.

Atmore police responded to the crash scene, but an APD spokesman said information on the wreck was available only from Atmore Ambulance Service, and the private company’s records are not subject to Alabama’s Open Records Act.

A Mobile man was taken to Atmore Community Hospital after a single-vehicle crash that happened Monday (July 30) at the state highway’s 16.40 mile marker.
Alabama State Trooper reports show that Robert Gabler was driving a 2011 Dodge when he lost control and crashed. No other information as available by Tuesday’s press deadline.

Two crashes occurred within three hours of each other Tuesday morning, one at Sunset Drive’s intersection with Alabama 21 and one at the same road’s junction with Jack Springs Road. Reports were not yet completed on either mishap by Tuesday’s press deadline.

The first, which is being investigated by city police, took place at 5:58 a.m.; the second, which is being handled by state troopers, happened at approximately 9 a.m. A Dodge Dakota SXT and a Ford Vortec Max collided Tuesday morning (Aug. 1) at the junction of Jack Springs Road and Sunset Drive. Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of the Ford turned into the path of the Dodge. One person was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital with what were labeled as minor injuries. No other information was immediately available. (See photo.)