Alice Miller, 86, of Boaz, and Chadrick Jarael Watkins, 26, of Decatur, collided on Highway 431 near Old Alabama Highway 79 and Rock Store Road.

According to the Guntersville Police accident report, Miller was traveling the wrong way on Highway 431. She was headed southbound in the left lane on the northbound side of the road. Watkins was traveling northbound on Highway 431 in the left hand lane.

Miller collided with Watkins and her vehicle spun clockwise and went northbound on 431. Her vehicle crossed the right hand lane and ran off the roadway to the right, where it come to the final resting position.

During the collision, the vehicle driven by Watkins had a cargo shift which caused the driver’s seat to break. The vehicle continued to its final resting area in a parking lot off the roadway. His vehicle caught fire and the Guntersville Fire Department responded.

The reports stated that witnesses traveling on Highway 431 that were both in the right hand lane headed northbound observed Miller traveling the wrong-way and observed the collision in their review mirrors. Both stopped to assist with the accident.

The accident happened on Friday, Jan. 10, at about 10:15 a.m. All three parties were injured and transported to Huntsville Hospital. Two were transported by the ambulance and one was transported by helicopter.

LD Miller, 91, of Boaz, later died at Huntsville Hospital due to injuries during the accident. The police report stated that he was not wearing his seat belt.

According to Alice Miller’s family, she has several broken bones and other injuries and remains in ICU.


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According to the accident report, she was transported to Marshall Medical North by EMS Ground. Doyle was treated and released.


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John Wayne Rhodarmer, 46, of Guntersville, and Raheem Lamont Bellamy, 26, of College Park, Georgia, collided on Gunter Avenue near May Street and Seibold Street.


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Diego A. Cacho-Tovar, 26, of Hartselle, collided with a parked car on Gunter Avenue near Worth Street and Ringold Street.


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