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Three injured in two-vehicle crash

Three people in the mangled Mazda were taken by ambulance to the local hospital.
The impact knocked one of the rear tires from the pickup.

News Staff Writer

A Pensacola woman and two passengers in her vehicle were taken to Atmore Community Hospital after a violent, two-vehicle crash that occurred around 6 p.m. Sunday, August 18, on Alabama 21.
According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the wreck involved Lizzie Gould (age not provided) of Pensacola, who was driving a 2017 Mazda, and Ketric Boggan (age not provided) of Atmore, who was driving a 2009 GMC truck.
The front of the Mazda was crumpled in the crash, while the GMC’s driver’s side, from the door to the tailgate, was heavily damaged. The impact knocked one of the truck’s tires loose; it lay in a ditch, about 25-30 yards from where the vehicles collided.
Other debris and items of clothing were scattered over several yards along the highway and its roadside.
According to reports, Boggan was not injured. Gould and two passengers in her car (names and ages not provided) were taken by ambulance to Atmore Community Hospital. Neither the extent of their injuries nor their updated conditions were known at Tuesday’s press deadline.
The wreck happened at mile marker 6, about a mile south of Wind Creek Casino, in the southbound lanes of the state highway, in a driving rain.
The accident caused traffic to back up beyond the casino. Both vehicles came to rest on the western shoulder of the highway, and once all victims were removed by emergency medical personnel, traffic eventually began to move slowly through the area.
Southbound traffic was eventually diverted around the wreck site as troopers conducted their investigation and tow trucks arrived to move the mangled vehicles.
No further details were available by Tuesday afternoon from ALEA’s Evergreen trooper post.