Fort Payne Police Chief Randy Bynum says one person died after being involved in a two car crash on Tuesday. Chief Bynum said that the call came in at approximately 4:57 p.m.
Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 2003 Jeep Liberty, driven by Robert Joseph Hairell age 21 of Fort Payne and a 1997 Nissan Altima, driven by Barbara Appleton Burgess, age 77 of Fort Payne collided at the intersection of 13th Street N and Alabama Avenue NW. Chief Bynum reported that Fort Payne Fire Medics arrived and found Ms. Burgess unresponsive.
Burgess was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Mr. Hairell had extensive injuries and was transported to Dekalb Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The investigation into the accident continues by Fort Payne Police Detectives and Fort Payne Traffic Homicide Investigator with possible charges forth coming.