East Alabama woman dies in two-car wreck

February 7, 2009

LANETT, Ala. (WTVM) --One East Alabama driver is dead and another is in critical condition after a head-on collision near Lanett.

State troopers say the accident happened four miles west of the city on Highway 50 just after 7 PM Friday night.

58-year-old Sophia Bailey from Lafayette and 40-year-old Richard Smith from Weaver were the drivers involved in the crash.

Troopers say one of the cars was driving on the wrong side of the road, but they don't yet know who was at fault.

Both were airlifted to the medical center, where Bailey later died.

Smith is still listed in critical condition.