From The Tribune staff reports
UPDATE: A crash on Interstate 65 in Butler County Saturday killed 10 people, according to reports.
Authorities say a Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch vehicle and another vehicle were involved in the wreck, which occurred on Saturday afternoon. Nine of those deaths were reportedly to people ranging from nine months of age to teenagers.
The girls ranch took to social media to post a message Sunday morning.
“Our hearts are so heavy today. Our Ranch family has suffered a great loss. As many of you may have heard, one of our Ranch vehicles was involved in a multiple car accident yesterday afternoon. It is such a horrible tragedy and loss. This morning, I have been thinking about how we do not always understand the reason things happen. However, we will continue to hold on to our God for peace and comfort as our hearts continue to break. Please continue to pray for us as we navigate this difficult time. If you have any questions, please contact me at 334-850-0000. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and respecting the privacy of our large and extended families. -Michael Smith, Chief Executive Officer”
GREENVILLE — Multiple emergency crews responded to a serious crash on Interstate 65 in south Alabama on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Both northbound and southbound lanes were closed and were expected to remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews cleared the roadway.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division is investigating. ALEA asked drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.