12 hurt in early-morning wreck in Guntersville involving 18-wheeler, corrections van

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – An early morning wreck in Guntersville left one person in critical condition and two people in serious condition Tuesday.

The wreck happened at the intersection of Alabama Highway 69 and U.S. Highway 431. Guntersville Police says officers got the call around 2:30 Tuesday morning.

Guntersville Police tell us an 18-wheeler truck collided with a community corrections vehicle. Multiple ambulance services and hospitals were involved.

Guntersville Police say initially they were told there were nine people in the van.  After further investigation, it turns out there were 12 people inside.

They were returning to the Marshall County Community Corrections facility in Albertville from their place of employment, according to The Sand Mountain Reporter.

Officers say an 18-wheeler didn’t stop at a flashing red light on Highway 69.  Police say the people in the van were all injured. All but three have been released. We’re told the driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.  The names of the people involved have not been released.