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Flat Rock, AL – Local Woman Killed in Two-Car Crash on AL-71

by | Feb 19, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Flat Rock, AL (February 19, 2024) – On Friday, February 16, a local woman was killed after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in the Flat Rock area. The fatal crash occurred in Jackson County on AL-71 near mile marker 23 at around 2:50 p.m. It was reported that 77-year-old Lila F. Lay of Flat Rock was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck when she collided with a 2007 Ford Expedition driven by 33-year-old Charles C. Baker also of Flat Rock. 

Lay suffered critical injuries and was transported to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She succumbed to her injuries and was later pronounced the following day on Saturday, February 17. No other injuries have been reported at this time. 

Emergency responders were present to provide aid to the involved parties. The area was temporarily closed until responding officials could remove the resulting wreckage and other debris. No additional information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lila F. Lay at this time.

Deadly Car Accidents in Alabama

Flat Rock, AL - Local Woman Killed in Two-Car Crash on AL-71

Car crashes are common in Alabama, and the state has one of the highest vehicle fatality rates in the country. According to data from the Alabama Department of Transportation, the typical driver in the state has a chance greater than 90 percent of being involved in a collision during their lifetimes. The state has a vehicle fatality rate of 13.7 per 100,000 people, nearly double the national average. A collision was reported somewhere in the state every 3 minutes and 27 seconds in 2021, and there were 986 fatalities resulting from 887 deadly collisions across Alabama that year. Someone was killed in a crash in Alabama every 8 hours and 53 minutes on average. You need to be sure that you are able to protect your legal rights if you lose someone in a fatal accident. 

Your life is often on the line after a deadly crash. You need to be sure that you are able to recover the financial compensation you are owed to make a complete recovery. The damages resulting from a fatal crash will often fall on the shoulders of surviving family members, and it can be difficult to pursue a claim during this complicated time. The legal team at Maloney-Lyons LLC is here to help you navigate the complicated legal system to ensure you can pursue justice after losing a loved one. It can seem strange or unnatural to make a death into a legal issue, but you need to be sure that you are able to protect your legal rights at all costs. The compensation you can recover from a wrongful death claim can help alleviate some of the concerns you may be facing. If you are ready to discuss your case with a Flat Rock car crash lawyer, call us today at 251-225-6105.