Fiery car collision on Hwy. 21 injures two
By By Janet Little Cooper
Two vehicles collided at the 4.1-mile marker of Hwy. 21 north of Atmore Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. according to officials.
Olivette McGhee, 62 of Atmore, was traveling north on Hwy. 21 in a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder when she struck a 2001 Oldsmobile driven by Ebony Cherelle Moorer, 19 of Walnut Hill, Fla.
According to witnesses at the scene, Moorer pulled into the path of McGhee as she turned onto Hwy. 21 from Sunset Drive.
Employees of Hendrix Tractor, which is located across the street from the scene of the accident, were startled when they heard the two vehicles make impact.
"I was working at the counter and I heard the cars hit," parts manager James Turberville said. "I didn't see it happen, but I certainly heard the loud 'wham' it made."
Turberville's co-worker Danny Gorum heard the crash as well and looked out the window to see what had happened.
"I looked out the window and it looked like one of the vehicles was on fire," Gorum said. "So I grabbed several fire extinguisher sand headed out there to see if I could help out. By the time I got out there the fire had already been put out and everything was ok. It looked a lot worse than what it was."
Both drivers were transported to Atmore Community Hospital by private vehicle where they were treated for minor injuries and released.