Deadly Wreck on US-72 Yesterday

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released the names of the people involved in the deadly wreck Shoals Traffic reported on yesterday.

A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, has claimed the life of a Monticello, Fla. woman. Sandra A. Herrera, 43, was critically injured when the 2013 Ford Fiesta that she was driving struck the 2014 Mack tractor-trailer driven by Blake E. Shelton, 24, of Ripley, Miss. Herrera was airlifted to Hellen Keller Hospital in Sheffield and subsequently transported to Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville where she succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Shelton was injured and transported to Hellen Keller Hospital for treatment. David R. Owen, 43, of Selmer, Tenn., a passenger in the Ford, was also injured and airlifted to Northeast Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.

The crash occurred on U.S. 72 near the 1 mile marker, approximately seven miles west of Cherokee, in Colbert County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.