2 injured in Monday wreck

Published 3:34 pm Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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Two suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Presley Street and Nashville Avenue on Monday, according to the Atmore Police Department.

According to the wreck report, two occupants in one of the vehicles (Unit 2) complained of injuries, were checked out by MedStar Ambulance, but not transferred to a local hospital.

According to the report, Unit 1, which was driven by Ralph Owens Jr., 52, of Atmore, ran the red light, was hit by Unit 2, which was driven by James Clemens, 79, Bay Minette, at the intersection of Presley Street and Nashville Avenue.

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Once struck, Unit 1 continued moving forward crossing the centerline and side swiping Unit 3, which was driven by Pamela Long, 58, of Atmore, according to the APD.

Units 1 and 2 were disabled, and later towed by David’s Paint and Body Shop.

Additionally, a week prior, one person was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Presley and Church Streets.

According to the APD, Ronald McGhee, 89, of Atmore, wad driving Unit 1 and traveling on Church Street.

Unit 2, which was driven by Johnnie Simpson, 83, of Atmore, was driving on Presley Street.

According to the APD, Unit 1 failed to yield from the stop sign, and later stated he was stopped at the stop sign.

Unit 2 stated as he advanced through the intersection, he was struck.

According to the APD’s accident report, after investigating the accident, it wad determined Unit 2 was moving and already in control of the intersection at the time Unit 1 struck the vehicle.