Drivers recovering after Highway 80 accident

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 30, 2005

DEMOPOLIS-Following yesterdays collision on U.S. Highway 80 both drivers appear to be recovering well.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m. Wednesday when a 1995 Ford Taurus and a 2006 International log truck collided. Demopolis Police Chief Jeff Manuel said as the Taurus approached the traffic light from Maria and the log truck approached from Highway 80 both believed they had the green light. The end result was a collision at the intersection that saw the Taurus pushed several yards down the road to the front of the Demopolis Citgo Station.

The driver of the Taurus, Humvel Munoz of Demopolis was transported from the scene of the accident to Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

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Robert Fuller, of Grove Hill, was the driver of the International. Fuller was not injured in the crash.

Because the car ended up against the gas tank on the passenger side of the log truck members of the Demopolis Fire Department were forced to take preventative measures to avoid a blaze. Fortunately, a timely response prevented any fire.

The Demopolis Police Department, Marengo County Rescue personnel and Tombigbee EMS responded to the call.