By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A pair of two-vehicle crashes that occurred a day apart on Main Street caused extensive damage to three of the four vehicles and sent two people to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
The first mishap occurred around 8 a.m., February 20, at Main’s intersection with Howard Street, when 23-year-old Jacinda Wiley of Castleberry, northbound in a 2016 Ford Mustang, plowed into the rear of a 2018 Dodge Platinum driven by Sandra Hiebert, 50, of Atmore.
According to Atmore Police Department reports, the Dodge was stopped for the traffic light at the intersection. Wiley “failed to observe that (the Dodge) was stopped and struck it from behind.”
The Castleberry woman, whose car was heavily damaged, was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital.
The second crash took place at 8:26 p.m. on February 21, at Main’s intersection with Ridgeley Street.
APD reports show that the collision involved a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by 65-year-old Annie Sellers of Atmore and a 2016 Kia 99 driven by Kelsey Brooke McGhee of Atmore.
The reporting officer noted that the driver of the Kia told police the Nissan’s driver ran the red light at the intersection, causing the crash. There was “major damage” to both vehicles, reports show.
Sellers was taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.