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Several Hurt in 7-Vehicle Wreck on Hwy. 431 in Guntersville

The wreck is blocking traffic in both directions of Highway 431 in Guntersville near Cracker Barrel.  (Photo by Laura Christmas, WHNT News 19)

The wreck is blocking traffic in both directions of Highway 431 in Guntersville near Cracker Barrel. (Photo by Laura Christmas, WHNT News 19)

The wreck is blocking traffic in both directions of Highway 431 in Guntersville near Cracker Barrel.  (Photo by Laura Christmas, WHNT News 19)

Wednesday’s wreck blocked traffic in both directions of Highway 431 in Guntersville near Cracker Barrel. (Photo by Laura Christmas, WHNT News 19)

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Seven vehicles were involved in a wreck shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 431 in Guntersville.  It happened near Cracker Barrel.

At least four people were injured, some of them seriously. They were taken to Marshall Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital, a few by helicopters that landed at the Marshall County Tech School nearby.

There was also another wreck in traffic that was stopped due to the initial wreck.

Police say the initial collision was two separate wrecks caused by the same pickup truck. Guntersville’s Traffic Homicide Unit is working to figure out the cause.

Guntersville Police and Fire worked for several hours to clear both sides of the road.