Violent collision ejects both drivers from vehicles

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Staff report

Two Northwest Florida people are hospitalized with serious injuries following a violent collision that ejected both drivers from their vehicles Monday night.

According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Alvah Lawrence Williams, 75, of Cottondale was attempting to cross U.S. Highway 231 from County Road 276 in Jackson County at the time of the 6:30 p.m. crash.

As Williams attempted to cross U.S. 231 in a 2006 Buick Terraza, she traveled into the path of 31-year-old Jereomy Richard Grimsley, who was traveling north on the highway in a 2004 Chevrolet SUV. The right front of Grimsley’s vehicle collided with the left front of the Buick.

Both vehicles began to rotate from the force of the collision, and both drivers were ejected. FHP noted in the release neither Williams or Grimsley were wearing seat belts.

Flown to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan by Air Heart helicopter, Williams was listed in critical condition Wednesday morning while Grimsley was listed in serious condition.

FHP reported charges are pending in the crash.

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