Car Plunges Into Water At End Of County Road 437 Two Critically Injured

Car Plunges Into Water At End Of County Road 437 Two Critically Injured

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Car Plunges Into Water At End Of County Road 437; Three Injured, Two Critical

WATER RESCUE IN-PROGRESS; VEHICLE OFF ROADWAY AT END OF COUNTY ROAD 437. TWO OCCUPANTS ENTRAPPED – ONE OUT OF VEHICLE IN WATER

9:00 am Friday Update: There has been one fatality stemming from last night’s one car motor vehicle accident at the end of County Road 437 in Loretto.

Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick has announced that Valetta Essary (78) of Berry, AL perished from injuries sustained in the incident.

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8:40 pm Update: A third victim has departed by medical helicopter to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.

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8:30 pm Update: Two victims have been transported to Cullman Regional by ambulance.

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Emergency responders from multiple Cullman County public safety agencies are converging on the dead end of County Road 437 in the Loretto Community. This location is along the far northeastern corner of Smith Lake.

The vehicle itself is submerged in running water. Two occupants of the vehicle are entrapped. A third passenger is out of the car.

The injuries in this incident are unclear at the moment, however, at least two parties involved appear in serious medical peril. Two Air Evac Lifeteam helicopters have been called in; they are inbound to the location at this time.

The submerged vehicle is not invisible from the roadway. Rescuers and EMS personnel are working through the darkness and underbrush to reach the vehicle; extrication of two victims is currently in progress.

In addition to personnel from Loretto Fire, Cullman EMS, Cullman County Sheriff’s Office, and a Trooper from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is currently active at the location.

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Car Plunges Into Water At End Of County Road 437 Two Critically Injured

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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.

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.