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‘Passing’ not involved in fatal crash

News Staff Report

Alabama State Troopers reported last Friday, March 15, that the Monroe County man involved in a head-on crash that claimed the life of an Atmore man was not passing several vehicles when the wreck occurred, as was reported in the March 13 edition of Atmore News.
Sgt. Derek Gessner of ALEA’s trooper post in Evergreen reported that a witness who was northbound on Alabama 21, immediately behind the Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Crory Tyrail White, 27, of Frisco City, said White “drifted off the right-hand side of the road and over-corrected, coming back on the roadway.”
Gessner added that “there was no passing or attempts to pass.”
The over-correction sent the Trailblazer into a slide that took it into the path of a 2005 Honda Civic driven by 33-year-old Anthony Edward Dunkin of Atmore. Paramedics reported that Dunkin was dead at the scene, about four miles north of Atmore on the state highway.
Dunkin, a bus driver for the Escambia County (Ala.) School System for the past five years, was returning from a prison ministry session and headed to the Atmore bus shop to begin his route when the fatal crash occurred.
Apparently, the person who provided the information on which the incorrect portion of the story was based actually relayed details of a separate accident that happened in another county.
Atmore News regrets the error and apologizes for any confusion it might have caused.