Thursday afternoon accident claims a life

An early Thursday afternoon head on collision ended tragically.

Opp Police Department was dispatched to a head-on two vehicle accident on Hwy 52 just east of Saunders Road. Investigation revealed that a 2012 Ford Fusion crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a 2018 Dodge Journey.

The driver of the Ford Fusion was transported by ambulance to Mizell Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Dodge Journey was life flighted from the scene and transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.

Four other occupants in the Dodge Journey were transported by ambulance to Mizell Memorial Hospital.


The names of the drivers are not being released at this time. The Opp Police Department was assisted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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