Two in custody after wreck in Fort Payne
February 2, 2018
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Two in custody after wreck in Fort Payne

PHOTO: A van struck a parked vehicle and a utility pole in front of My Supply on Godfrey Avenue in Fort Payne. Both occupants are currently in police custody. (Contributed by Randell Ham)

By Tyler Pruett, Southern Torch

FORT PAYNE, Ala.  Two are in custody after crashing a mini-van into a truck and then a utility pole on Godfrey Avenue this morning.

(Contributed by Randell Ham)

The incident occurred around 10:30 am this morning. The van struck a truck that was parked in front of My Supply, located near the U.S. Post Office in Fort Payne.

One person was taken into custody at the scene, while the other fled, but was located shortly after by the Fort Payne Police Department. Neither were injured during the wreck.

“I can’t believe it didn’t hurt them,” said Alan Kilgo, owner of My Supply, who witnessed the wreck, along with Randell Ham. The wreck occurred right in front of the entrance to the business.

Ham explained that the van hit the truck parked out front and then hit the utility pole.

Workers with the Fort Payne Improvement Authority (FPIA) had arrived on scene to assess the damage to the pole around 11 am. The worker inspecting the pole said that it would likely have to be replaced.

The Fort Payne Police Department has not yet released the identity of the two in custody. We’ll update later when there is a release.


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