Two-Vehicle Crash Near Arab Take The Lives Of Three People

by Roger Murphy
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ARAB-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a two-vehicle involving a motorcycle accident in Marshall County has taken the lives of three people:

“A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:18 p.m. Saturday, July 6, has claimed three lives. Blake E. Hicks, 27, of Arab, was fatally injured when the 2024 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle he was operating struck the 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Carolyn S. Thompson, 75, of Joppa.

After the impact, the Chevrolet left the roadway and struck a ditch. Hicks was pronounced deceased at the scene. Thompson was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash, was critically injured and transported to Marshall Medical North Hospital in Boaz, where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased. The passenger in the Chevrolet, Brandy D. Burden, 51, of Joppa, was also critically injured and airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. On Monday, July 8, Burden succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased while at the hospital.

The crash occurred on U.S. 231 near Mountain View Road, approximately five miles north of Arab, in Marshall County.

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


Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency

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