UPDATE: Two Dead in Hwy 431 Wreck In New Hope

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A fatal accident closed off parts of Hwy 431 near Merritt Drive Friday afternoon.

Witnesses said a car traveling on Hwy 431 collided with a motorcycle that pulled onto the highway from a local business.WreckPic

Authorities on the scene said

61-year-old Gregory 57-year-old Barbara Binkley were killed in the wreck.

The husband and wife were from Carrabelle, Florida, according to the Madison County coroner.

Huntsville resident Tyler Daniel pulled up on the wreck scene moments after impact.

“It was the worst thing I have ever seen, I wouldn’t wish seeing that on anyone,” Daniel told WHNT News 19 at the scene.

Witnesses say the woman driver of the car collapsed on the road, moments later her car caught fire, but firefighters arrived and put on the fire.

Highway 431 was closed for more than two hours as investigators collected evidence. The speed limit along this stretch of highway is 55 mph according to police, but it is not clear if speed played a factor.

We will continue to update you on-air, online, and on social media when we learn more details.


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