UPDATE: Highway 35 Accident

UPDATE: Highway 35 Accident

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor 


RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Today (June 15), at approximately 3 pm, a tragic accident occurred on Highway 35 in Rainsville, near "Roadside Que" (Intersection of Highway 35 and Old Highway 35). The accident occurred during the storm, which produced low visibility and heavy rainfall.

A car traveling west bound hydroplaned, and crossed the median, and was struck by another vehicle traveling east bound. One vehicle involved appeared to a late 90's/early 2000's Model Gray/Silver Buick LaSabre and a teal green 2000's Model Ford Focus. The Rainsville Police Department confirmed that both drivers were killed in the accident and a mother and child, who were occupants in one of the vehicles, were transported to Erlanger Medical Center.

At the time of this report, the Rainsville Police Department was in the process of notifying the families. The accident investigation was turned over to the Alabama Department of Public Safety since it involved fatalities.

Rainsville Police Chief Kevin Smith said, "We're still in the process of notifying the families. Our prayers and condolences go out to them."