Two Die In Wreck On Hwy. 231/431 In Meridianville

MADISON COUNTY, Ala (WHNT) – Traffic is moving again after a deadly wreck blocked U.S. Highway 231/431 in Meridianville for most of Tuesday morning.

Two people died in the wreck at Meridianville Bottom Road.  An 18-wheeler and car collided around 5 a.m. and the car was lodged underneath.

Crews were finally able to remove the 18-wheeler from the car after 9 a.m.

Two people in the car died.  The Madison County Coroner’s office identified them as Daniel Garth Hestand, 59, and Kristie Campbell, 39, both of Huntsville.

The southbound lanes of Highway 231 were blocked for several hours during the morning drive, and traffic was diverted to Meridianville Bottom Road.

Drivers traveling south were asked to use Monroe Road to Pulaski Pike to avoid the scene.

State Troopers are investigating the wreck.

A dog was in the car that was hit, and survived.  A Madison County Animal Control officer took the dog to a vet to be checked, and relatives claimed it.