Multi-Vehicle Crash Takes Life Of New Market Man Sends Another Person To Hospital

by Roger Murphy
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HAZEL GREEN-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a multi-vehicle accidents has taken the life of one person and sent another to hospital:

“A multi-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. Saturday, September 23, has claimed the life of a New Market man.

Jerry W. Hillis, 41, was fatally injured when the Mongoose Rebel bicycle he was operating was struck by the 2003 Chevrolet Impala driven by John A. Corn, 57, of Huntsville. The bicycle Hillis was operating was being towed by a Cub Cadet Super LT 1554 riding lawn mower driven by Samuel N. Bratcher, 48, of New Market. The mower was also struck by the Impala.


Hillis was thrown from the bicycle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Bratcher was transported to Huntsville Hospital for medical treatment.

The crash occurred on Arnold Road near Prospect Road, approximately five miles east of Hazel Green, in Madison County.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.”


Sergeant Jeremy J. Burkett/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

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