UPDATE: All Victims Identified In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Athens

By  | May 22, 2020 | Filed under: News

ATHENS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released more details and the names of all the victims in Thursday’s two-vehicle accident near Athens:

“A two-vehicle crash at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, May 22nd, has claimed the lives of three people when a 2009 Pontiac G6, driven by 40 -year-old Gregory Keith McClusky from Athens, AL collided with a 2007 GMC Sierra. Passengers in the Pontiac were 27-year old Samantha Nicole Boyd of Ardmore, AL and 36-year old Cody James Barnes of Ardmore, AL.

McClusky’s vehicle was southbound on Seven Mile Post Road when he failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of US Highway 72 and collided with a 2007 GMC Sierra that was westbound on US Highway 72. All occupants of McClusky’s vehicle were killed. McClusky was wearing his seatbelt, however, the passengers were not. The GMC Sierra was driven by 62-year old Judy Black Hamilton of Athens. She was injured and air lifted to Huntsville Hospital. She was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash occurred four miles west of Athens in Limestone County. Nothing further is available as ALEA Troopers continue to investigate.”


ATHENS-On Friday, May 22 the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a two-vehicle accident near Athens That has taken the lives of three people.  Only one name has been released in this accident:

“A two-vehicle crash at 7:10 pm Thursday, May 21, has claimed three lives.

Gregory Keith McCluskey, 40, of Athens was killed when the 2009 Pontiac G6 he was driving entered US Highway 72 and was hit by a 2007 GMC Sierra. McCluskey, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers of the Pontiac were also pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the GMC was flown to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

The crash occurred on US Highway 72 five miles west of Athens. Nothing further is available as ALEA Troopers continue to investigate.”

Corporal James W. (Wes) Corbitt/Decatur Post – Highway Patrol

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