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Dadeville, AL – Two Inmates Killed in Transport Van Crash on Elder Rd

by | Apr 13, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Dadeville, AL (April 13, 2024) – On Wednesday, April 10, two inmates were killed and five more were injured following an accident in the Dadeville area. The fatal crash was reported on Elder Road while a group of inmates were being transported to the Alex City Community Based Facility in a van. The vehicle crashed, and emergency responders were rushed to the scene to render the necessary aid. 

The inmates traveling in the van were later identified as Willie Crayton, Jake Jones, Bruce Clements, Thomas Bass, Heath Garrett, Shawn Wasden, and Richard Jackson. Crayton suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Both Clements and Jones were hospitalized in critical condition, and Clements later succumbed to his injuries. All the other involved parties were treated at the scene by attending medical personnel. No further information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the incident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Car Crashes in Alabama

Dadeville, AL - Two Inmates Killed in Transport Van Crash on Elder Rd

There is always a potential that you could be involved in a serious car accident when driving. Sadly, Alabama’s roadways are dangerous, and every day, fatalities and serious injuries result from auto accidents all over the state. According to data from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were 159,102 recorded crashes in the state last year. In all, 851 fatal collisions caused 930 deaths in the state, and over 46,000 collisions led to injuries. Managing the aftermath of a deadly car accident is never simple. You must have a skilled attorney with a proven track record of winning wrongful death cases at your side so that you are ready to take the necessary legal action to protect your rights.

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