Sunday, August 1, 2010

Car Accidents | Saturday Wreck Leaves Two Dead

Car Accidents

A wreck at the intersection of Lawrence County Roads 460 and 217 killed two Town Creek residents and sent a North Courtland Police Officer to the hospital.

About 10:45 Saturday morning, 62 year old Gary Cox, and his wife, 53 year old Sandra Standridge Cox were traveling north on Lawrence County Road 217. That's when their 1994 GMC Sonoma was hit on the driver's side. The crash Killed the Town Creek couple.

The accident happened when 29 year old North Courtland Police Officer, Brandon Mundy, failed to stop at the intersection. Mundy was taken to Decatur General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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The accident is being handled by traffic homicide investigators. State Trooper Curtis Summerville explains why saying, "Anytime a city vehicle or state vehicle is involved in any type collision of this magnitude, it's protocol for us to do a traffic homicide investigation", said Summerville: "That really doesn't mean anything other than the fact that a traffic homicide investigation is a more comprehensive investigation because of the sensitivity of the vehicles involved," Summerville explained.

The investigation will be turned over to the Lawrence County District Attorney, who will then determine if any charges will be brought against officer Brandon Mundy.

The cause of the fatal crash is still under investigation.