Kendrick Newsom Death – A three-vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday morning in Tuscumbia claimed the life of one man, who was identified as being a resident of Tuscumbia. Citing witness statements from the site, City Police Chief Tony Logan stated that 26-year-old Kendrick Newsom disregarded a stop sign that was located at the intersection of East Sixth and King streets. Newsom was involved in an accident that occurred there.
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According to the statements made by those witnesses, a Ford F-250 was the vehicle that collided with the Chevrolet Corsica that Newsom was driving. According to Logan, the accident sent the two vehicles careening into the eastbound lane of Sixth Street, where they were involved in a collision with a Dodge Ram 1500. At the scene, Newsom’s death was confirmed by medical personnel.
According to Logan, the driver and passengers of the two trucks suffered minor injuries, while the passenger in Logan’s vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Helen Keller Hospital for treatment. The incident took place at approximately 8:24 a.m. on Tuesday. Investigation into the collision is being conducted by the Tuscumbia Police Department, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is providing assistance.
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A Tuscumbia Police officer who was hurt in a crash last week that claimed one life has returned home. Tony Logan, the chief of police in Tuscumbia, said on Tuesday that the officer hurt in the collision on October 10 has been discharged from the hospital and is currently recuperating at home. Following the collision in Colbert County late Monday night, a man died and an officer was hurt. Around 8:16 p.m., Hawk Pride Mountain Road in Tuscumbia received a call reporting a person who had been hit by a car, according to Logan.
Law enforcement learned the car involved was one of their own when they arrived on the scene. According to Logan, when an on-duty officer is involved in a major incident, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is immediately alerted in accordance with policy. Matt Moore, a deputy coroner for Colbert County, declared the pedestrian dead at the spot. Terry Hinton, 60, was recognized as the pedestrian later on.
Keller EMS transported the officer operating the clearly marked Tuscumbia police car to a nearby landing area at the New Bethel Elementary School. According to Logan, AirEvac landed and transported the police officer to Huntsville Hospital, where as of Tuesday at 12 p.m., the officer was undergoing surgery to treat his wounds. On Wednesday, News 19 requested an update but has not received a response. Officials from ALEA will keep looking into the situation.
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