2 Hanceville women ID’d as victims in Thursday morning wreck


Updated 3-15-18 at 7:15 p.m.

WALTERTwo people were killed in a head-on collision near the community of Walter Thursday morning, confirmed Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick, who identified the victims as Michelle Denean Hicks, 45, of Hanceville and Natasha Nicole Byrd, 31, of Hanceville.

The wreck happened in the 30000 block of Alabama Highway 91 near County Road 653, about 4 miles south of Holly Pond around 7:30 a.m. according to Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel.

Byrd was killed when the 2008 KIA Spectra she was driving crossed the center line and collided head on with a 2011 Hyundai Sonata driven by Hicks. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no passengers.

The Walter Volunteer Fire Department was first dispatched to the scene, along with Cullman EMS and Alabama State Troopers, who are in charge of the investigation.

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