Huntsville Police Identify Man Who Died In Highway 72 Wreck

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Huntsville Police are investigating a crash that happened Monday on Highway 72 West, near the intersection of Bryan Hill Road in Limestone County.

The wreck happened around 12:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes.  Police spokesperson Harry Hobbs said George Alan “Al” Roberts, 48, was driving a Mitsubishi Galant eastbound when he veered off the road and hit a concrete embankment, then lost control and crossed into the westbound lanes, hitting an oncoming car head on. 

Roberts, of Athens, died at the scene.  A woman driving the Honda Civic in the westbound lanes was injured, and rushed to Huntsville Hospital where she underwent surgery.  Police say she will recover.

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