Baileyton woman dies following multivehicle crash


MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – A Baileyton woman died after a multivehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:39 p.m. Monday, July 1.

Alabama State Troopers identified the victim as Brenda R. Reed, 78. Troopers said she was critically injured when the 1999 GMC Sonoma she was driving was struck by a 2017 Nissan Titan driven by Aaron S. Barnes, 34, of Gadsden.

“After the initial impact, the GMC overturned and left the roadway. The Nissan Titan then struck a 2009 Nissan Rogue driven by Shawn S. Wheeler, 59, of Huntsville. Reed was transported to Marshall Medical North Hospital by helicopter, where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased,” said a release from Troopers. 

The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 67 near Hulaco Road, approximately 5 miles west of Arab, in Morgan County.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.