Three traffic deaths in last two days in Central Alabama

Aug 10, 2018

   It’s been a deadly week on Central Alabama roadways. Three more people were killed over the last two days. On Wednesday, State Troopers say a pedestrian was hit by an SUV on U-S Highway 82 in Bullock County. It happened at around 11 pm approximately six miles east of Union Springs. The man was taken to a local hospital but died a short time later. He’s been identified as 39 year old Charles Demetrius Black of Union Springs. The driver of the vehicle was injured. State Troopers continue to investigate.


A four vehicle smash-up took place in Macon County yesterday morning. Two people were killed when a pickup truck sideswiped an SUV before colliding with a car on U-S Highway 80 at the 184 mile marker. Another pickup truck then became involved when it hit the first pickup. State Troopers have identified the victims as 71 year old James Carl McCorvey of Columbus, Georgia and 39 year old Derrick Wayne Shelton of Prattville. McCorvey was the driver of the first pickup truck. Shelton was driving the car. Two others were taken to a local hospital for treatment. No word yet on what may have led to the accident.