3 Car Fatality Bugtussle Near Dollar General

by | Jul 13, 2017 | 911, County News, Cullman, EMS, Public Safety

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12:10 pm Thursday Update: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has named Johnathan Appling West as the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalie. West’s vehicle collided in this accident with a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2004 Pontiac Vibe.


8:50 pm Update: Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick has identified this evening’s fatality motor vehicle victim as:

Cynthia West (43) of Jasper

The Coroner pronounced Cynthia dead at the scene.

Our prayers and positive thoughts go out to her and her friends and family.


Multiple emergency response agencies have converged on a section of Alabama Highway 69 in the Bugtussle community of southwestern Cullman County.

They are responding to a Cullman e911 call regarding a three-vehicle collision along the 15000 block of AL-69. This location is just south of the Dollar General Store in Bugtussle.

One person was reported entrapped in one of the vehicles involved. Multiple injuries to other occupants were observed by non-participants near the scene.

Personnel from Cold Springs Volunteer Fire Department were first to the location. They performed an extrication of the victim who was found unresponsive in one of the vehicles. CPR was immediately administered.

An Air Evac medical helicopter has been summoned to the location along with multiple medical teams from Cullman Emergency Medical Services.

Deputies with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office have closed Alabama Highway 69 in both directions. It may be several hours before the roadway is cleared to due the extent and nature of this roadway incident.

Members of Arkadelphia Volunteer Fire Department are engaged in traffic control in area as well.

Motorists will need to make alternate travel plans in the area throughout the evening.

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will begin a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mishap.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick has just arrived at the location.

We will have more information; once more details become available.

The Moon

3 Car Fatality Bugtussle Near Dollar General

Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

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