UPDATE: Authorities Investigate Fatal Head-on Collision on Winchester Road

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Alabama State Troopers confirm that one person has died as the result of a head-on collision on Winchester Road.

Authorities on the scene told us that two vehicles were travelling on Winchester Road when one car passing in a no-passing zone hit another vehicle head on.

Authorities have not released the identity of the person killed in the accident. No other information about the wreck has been released, as of this time.

22 comments

  • concerned

    I hope no one was seriously injured. but this was going to happen sooner or later, people from Tennessee are constantly driving crazy and trying to pass in this area and there is hardly ever any law enforcement patrolling the area.

      • C. Bridges

        No, people do not pay attention to anything anymore. That was a friend of mine that was killed in the head on collision on Winchester Rd. She will never get to hold her grandchild. So, sad. God Bless the family.

  • weimlover

    The lady who passed was a very sweet person. I feel horrible for her family who had a daughter about to get married and was expecting a grandchild. Unfortunately, Winchester Rd is one of the most dangerous roads in the county. This is the second wreck on Winchester within 2-3 miles where there was a fatality in 2 weeks. I used to live right by where the wreck happened today, and live about 5 min from there now. I am constantly being passed by people when it is a double-line area. 80% of the time it is people headed north to Tennessee. I admit people from AL are not saints in the driving dept, either. It seems, though, that maybe since they have farther to travel they try to make up for it doing 80 and passing where they shouldn’t. I can’t count the times I’ve thought I’d be hit head on. It makes me super mad when people use the turning lane by Buckhorn High to pass people. Kids who are just beginning to drive coming out of the parking lots could be killed! These people are going so fast they might not even see them. Slow down, people! It could be your mom, sister, brother, wife, child next!

    • Tommy

      Sadly with a broken heart I lost my sister .. Yesterday … I can’t wake up from this nightmare .that we lost her she was just here for the holidays …please to save the heartache were suffering losing her.. Slow down take a a min to pay attention to the road …

  • Janos Poleretzky

    “Passed” has to be clarified in your first sentence. Our loved one was not doing the passing but passed on to heaven. You show great disrespect to the family and friends with your selfish opinions. Will I see you at the funeral?

    • weimlover

      I’m not sure whether you were speaking to me or not but I felt I needed to clarify just in case. When I said “the lady who passed was a very sweet person” I meant passed away. Looking back I should have said passed away or passed on. I in no way meant to be disrespectful. All the things I said afterwards was to bring attention to the road situation. I know that she was not the one at fault, although both involved will be in my prayers. She was completely innocent on all accounts. Just as a side note my family knew her and I grew up around her. Sadly, it is not likely I will be at the funeral since I am having medical problems and will be having a procedure this week, but I send my condolences to everyone who knew her, especially her family. I will be praying for you all.

  • KB

    There’s a double yellow line on the road for a reason. People are just in too much of a hurry (typically going nowhere important). My prayers with the family who lost a loved one.

  • Amy

    Amazing to the idiotic people who put blame on TN drivers when this happens everywhere everday!! Wake up. My mother was hit head on on winchester rd. by an AL person. Really? The woman who passed was an amazing woman who spent everyday of her career helping and easing the hearts of others! She is what would be an angle on earth so to say. Focus on the right things people. I pray for the family she left behind!i know their pain and i wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy. God bless!!

    • C. Bridges

      Thank what you want, but I live in New Market, and almost everyday someone from Tennessee is chomping at the bit to get past me, and I always drive the speed limit… not over, not under. It is a real good idea to get a job in the same state you live in. It is a real good idea to leave the house earlier. It is a real good idea to remember that you are not the only one on the road. It is a real good idea to respect others. People from Tennessee DO have a problem slowing down in school zones. I have been going up and down Winchester Rd. for over 30 years, and I know what I am talking about.

  • WIN

    How many more deaths must occur before the state and county see the need to make this road a 4 lane to handle the increased traffic?…dont blame TN drivers solely for the issue AL-Tn drivers BOTH drive hazardously due to speed and road conditions…Most of those TN drivers referred to are paying AL income tax with little benefit of the cost.

  • SB

    Tommy, Janos, et al.,

    Sorry for you loss… I can’t imagine loosing a loved one to a banal accident…

    My heart goes to you and your loved ones on this hard moments.

  • Kay Maxwell Morton

    My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the family. She was a very special angel here on earth that graced many with her presence.To first meet her was like talking to someone you had known all your life. She gave wonderful care to someone whom I love very much. May the Angels of comfort surround her family. I hope this accident opens the county’s eyes to the fact the road needs attention before some other family has to endure such a tragic loss.

  • Susan Towery

    Praying for the family.

    Wondering why there has been no updates on exactly what happened in this accident.

  • Claudia Fahrner

    I, too, am wondering why there are no updates. I understand that the one who caused the accident and subsequent death was driving drunk, as well as passing in a no passing zone. why was there no mention of this in the Huntsville Times? or on any of the news media? why is there complete media silence? This lady was doing her job, and helping to relieve the agony of families all over this county. My heart grieves for her family, friends, and colleagues. It wasn’t the fault of the road – but of an irresponsible person.

  • Carrie

    It is very sad that our community has lost a hospice nurse who did no wrong. She was working. Helping others through one of the hardest times in life. People on here arguing about which state drivers are from is so disrespectful. Also as disrespectful is the media who plays up every celebrity that overdoses over & over but shows no respect or honor for an RN out doing her life’s work. She ll not see her daughter get married. She’ll never get to hold her first grandchild. Her husband has lost his wife. Patients and their families are devastated. Her coworkers who loved her dearly will be reminded daily as her desk is empty now. But she wasn’t a celebrity or a politician so why pay homage to a true hero. Here lies the problem with present day media. So so very sad.

  • jessica

    It is disrespectful that people on here are blaming other state drivers, that shouldn’t even be brought up. Have respect for the family of the lady that passed away, don’t be on here fussing about Tn. or Ala. drivers!!! The family are in my prayers.

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