Two Cherokee County residents were fatally injured in a two-car collision on County Road 99 Wednesday evening.
That accident took place at 6:25 approximately a mile from the Alabama/Georgia state line, and involved a 2004 Ford driven by 18 year old Ragen Hughes of Gaylesville and a 2015 Kia driven by 69 year old Elizabeth Lingerfelt Stalker, also of Gaylesville.
Hughes was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Both Elizabeth Stalker, and the passenger in her vehicle, her son – 43 year old Carson James Stalker, Jr. were both pronounced dead at the scene by Cherokee County Coroner Dr Jeremy Deaton. The Broomtown Fire Department, Cherokee EMS, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Rescue Squad personnel, Coroner’s Office personnel and State Troopers all responded to the scene.
The cause of that accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.
The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that two individuals were killed in a two vehicle accident occurring in the 4000 block on County Road 99 approximately one mile from the state line just after 6:00 p.m. this evening.
Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton says that the names of the victims are not being released at this time. The Broomtown Fire Department, Cherokee EMS, Sheriff’s Office personnel, Rescue Squad personnel and officials with the Coroner’s Office in addition to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency responded to the scene.
We will provide additional details and information as soon as the names of those are released and the official accident report from Alabama State Troopers becomes available.