MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) –A Madison County man jumped into action when he saw a two-vehicle crash on Highway 231 in Morgan County Wednesday afternoon. He was one of the first on the scene of the crash. The man noticed a half-dozen people in need. He helped the youngest victims.
Duran Hill was driving along Highway 231 to run an errand when the crash happened at Kennamer Drive and Apple Grove Road.
“I saw the car and people looking down below the ravine there,” said Hill.
Hill saw a Honda Odyssey in the ravine and a Cadillac SRX on the road. The SRX had front-end damage. The Odyssey showed signs of being T-boned. Hill noticed a woman and child in the Odyssey. He could think of only one thing.
“Get the baby out first. The lady was moaning and groaning,” added HIll.
Hill says the lady was hanging upside down in the rolled over Odyssey and the baby was still. He checked the baby’s pulse, but did not get a good read of one.
“I started giving CPR and the false pulse stopped. I started doing compressions, got it beating again and breathing at the same time,” added Hill.
State troopers say six people were taken to Huntsville Hospital. They’re not sure yet how the crash happened.
WHNT NEWS 19 has learned the names of three people involved in the crash. They are Jordyn Nielsen, 21, and her children Kaitlyn, 3, and Briley, 2 months old. They’re the daughter and granddaughters of the owners of Lite 96.9 FM.
Three-year-old Kaitlyn passed away from her injuries. Two-month-old Briley has been taken to UAB. Doctors have placed her in a medically-induced coma. Their mother, Jordyn, is in a coma in another hospital. We do understand that Jordyn and Briley are expected to make a full recovery.
A statement from Lite 96.9’s Nate Adams and John Malone says:
“The Lite 96.9 family is grieving together during this difficult time. We graciously appreciate the thoughts and prayers from the community.”
Troopers have not released the names of the other people hurt in the crash.