UPDATE: 1 Dead, 1 Airlifted After Wreck on Highway 43 in Northport, Alabama Sunday
One person has died and another is in critical condition after a Sunday evening wreck on Highway 43 in Northport, multiple sources have confirmed to the Tuscaloosa Thread.
The two-vehicle accident took place around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, when a pickup truck struck a Ford Mustang at the intersection of Highway 43 and Flatwoods Road.
Two people were seriously injured in the accident and taken to DCH Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Around 9:15 that night, Keith Carpenter, the assistant chief of the Northport Police Department, said he could confirm one of the victims succumbed to their injuries.
Carpenter was unable to provide more details Sunday, but a second source familiar with the details of the situation said the victim who died was 21 years old. The second victim, who is reportedly 15, was airlifted to Birmingham in critical condition.
The wreck closed all lanes of Highway 43 for much of the evening as NPD's accident reconstruction unit investigated the scene, but the road reopened shortly after 9 p.m.
Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for additional details on this developing story as they become available.
UPDATE, MONDAY 10 A.M.: Police have identified the victim who died Sunday night as a 21-year-old Northport woman.