Three killed in Limestone County wreck


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities confirm that three people were killed and one person was injured in a two-vehicle wreck near 7 Mile Post Road and Hwy 72 in Limestone County on Thursday night.

The crash occurred 4 miles west of Athens. Alabama State Troopers say Gregory Keith McCluskey, 40, of Athens and his two passengers were killed when the vehicle he was driving entered Hwy 72 after missing a stop sign and was hit by a GMC Sierra.

McCluskey’s two passengers, Samantha Nicole Boyd, 27, and Cody James Barnes,36, of Ardmore were pronounced dead on the scene. The report says McClusky was wearing his seat belt, however, the passengers were not.

The driver of the GMC Sierra, 62-year-old Judy Hamilton of Athens, was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital for treatment. She was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.

Hamilton’s condition is unknown at this time.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West was called to the scene, as well as Clements Volunteer Fire Department, and Owens Volunteer Fire Department.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating the crash.

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