2nd victim ID’d in Saturday’s fatal head-on collision


BUG TUSSLE – Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick today released the name of the second victim of Saturday night’s fatal head-on collision in Cullman County. Julia H. Horn, 60, of Pinson was pronounced dead at the scene. Horn’s identification was delayed because her vehicle was engulfed in flames after the violent crash.

The other victim, named on Sunday, was identified as Kevin William Crotty, 32, of Hanceville.

The wreck happened in the 16000 block of Highway 69 South, south of Bug Tussle, at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27.

According to Alabama State Troopers, Crotty was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala and Horn was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali.

Troopers said the Impala crossed the center line and struck the Denali head on, resulting in the Denali being engulfed in flames. Crotty, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Crews from the Cold Springs and Arkadelphia Volunteer Fire Departments responded, along with Cullman EMS and Troopers.

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