From The Tribune staff reports
BESSEMER — The Bessemer Police Department is investigating the cause of a fiery crash that claimed the life of a Bessemer woman.
Kerry Lynn Wheat, 51, was killed on the scene on Hopewell Road at Green Road.
The crash happened on Tuesday, Dec. 1, around 5:30 p.m.
Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates said Wheat was the passenger of a pickup truck when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, causing the vehicle to overturn and catch fire.