2 adults transported to hospital following two-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 280 in Smith Station

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Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 5:06 PM EDT
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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A car crash on Highway 280 in Smiths Station leaves two people transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Lanes are now reopened and clear following the two-vehicle wreck on Tuesday, July 27.

The crash happened on U.S. Highway 280 at Lee Road 288 - near the Lee County Flea Market.

A Life Flight helicopter landed in the highway’s eastbound lane - leaving that lane blocked.

According to officials, the accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. when 45-year-old April Pope’s 2001 Mitsubishi Galant hit the back-end of 63-year-old Steven Watkins’ 2007 Dodge 3500 pickup truck.

Pope and 59-year-old Michael Walkins, a passenger in the Dodge, sustained severe injuries and were transported to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital for medical treatment.

At this time, there is no additional information on the condition of those involved in the crash.

However, as the Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol continue investigating the accident, News Leader 9 will keep you updated.

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