By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A 22-year-old Baldwin County woman was injured last Wednesday, April 17, when the vehicle in which she was a passenger slammed into the rear of another vehicle on Alabama 21.
According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the collision occurred around 7:40 a.m. on the state highway, about 11 miles north of Atmore’s city limits.
Reports show that a 2014 Ford driven by Richard Daniels (age not provided) of Bay Minette was stopped, waiting for traffic to clear so he could make a left turn into a parking lot.
As he waited, a 2017 Chevrolet driven by Kendra Reed (age not provided), also of Bay Minette, plowed into the rear of the Ford.
Troopers reported that Reed was “texting on her phone” as her vehicle approached the Ford, although reports note that she “stated that she was not on her phone at the time of the crash.”
Instead, she said, she was attending a child and “when she looked up from attending to her child, she noticed that (the Ford) was stopped in front of her.”
A passenger in the Chevrolet — 22-year-old Destiny Reed of Bay Minette — was injured in the crash.
No other details were available as troopers continued their investigation into the crash.