Emergency crews responded to a fatal auto accident occurring at a location on Highway 411 north just before 2:00 Sunday afternoon.
According to reports, the vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole snapping it in half, knocking it along with live power lines to the ground.
Cherokee County Coroner Paul McDonald confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene. One person was transported to a Gadsden area hospital and a third person was taken to an area trauma center for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The Spring Creek Fire/Rescue, Floyd EMS, Cherokee County Rescue Squad personnel and Alabama State Troopers responded to the scene in addition to personnel from the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.
The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.