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Headlines from Alabama 810 News
- Three killed in weekend accidents
- Sunday storms cause damage and traffic
- Talladega mill closes
- July 4th Traffic
Three killed in weekend accidents
A 42 year old Jacksonville man was killed
Sunday morning when he lost control of his 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle
and struck a guard rail on Alabama highway 281 in Cleburne county
some two miles north of the Cheaha State Park. Troopers reported
that Walter Scott Luttrell apparently lost control of his bike and
it overturned before striking the guard rail. Two people were
killed in separate area accident Friday. 20 year old Tyler Smith of
Oxford was killed Friday morning in a one vehicle accident on County
road 24 some 5 miles east of oxford when his 2003 Jeep Cherokee ran
off the road and struck a tree. A one vehicle accident on McCaig
Road between Alabama 77 and Talladega County 207 in Lincoln Friday
evening claimed the life of the 17-year-old driver and the
8-month-old fetus she was carrying. A 20-year-old male passenger in
the vehicle was transported to St. Clair Regional Medical Center by
Lincoln Fire and Rescue personnel. The accident occurred shortly
after 5 Friday afternoon, when the driver of the 1992 Nissan Sentra
apparently left the road , then over corrected and ran into a ditch.
The driver was ejected from the vehicle, which then rolled several
times. The driver was a resident of Golden Springs, but no further
information on her or the passenger was available from Lincoln
Sunday storms cause damage and traffic
A strong thunderstorm late Sunday afternoon
brought some badly needed rain to Calhoun and nearby counties, but
the storm also brought destruction, burning down a home in Saks
blew down trees causing a three mile backup along Interstate 20.
Lightening struck a home in the Indian Oaks
area causing a fire in the attic which spread rapidly before
Anniston fire units arrived. According to Alabama Power spokesman
Buddy Eiland, About 1,800 customers in the Anniston, Oxford,
Jacksonville, and Heflin areas reportedly were without power because
of the storm, Eiland expected all the power to be restored by Monday
morning. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say we can
expect Similar conditions today, with scattered thunderstorms likely
to develop after 1 p.m. this afternoon.
Talladega mill closes
Another Alabama plant is officially closing its doors after more
than 60 years of service.
Wehadkee Yarn Mill in Talladega is closing is yarn processing
and dyeing operations. CEO Bruce Lanier said the plant's shutdown
is due to increased overseas competition and a continuing decline in
demand for yarn from domestic customers. Nearly 90 employees have
been left without jobs.
July 4th traffic
Alabama Public Safety Director Colonel
Christopher Murphy says extra troopers will be on the highways
during the Fourth holiday, focusing on speeders, drunk drivers and
seatbelts use. Officials estimate that seven people will die in
during the state's 30-hour holiday period that begins at 6 p.m.
Tuesday and ends at midnight Wednesday. Clay Ingram, a spokesman
for AAA in Alabama, expects higher traffic volume since the Fourth
is in the middle of the week. As a result, he said a lot of
travelers will be spending this entire week on a holiday trip.
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