1 Killed in Head-On Collision with Sheriff’s Deputy on Highway 69 in Northport
One person was killed early Saturday morning in a head-on collision with a county sheriff's deputy on Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard in Northport, police have confirmed.
Keith Carpenter, the assistant chief at the Northport Police Department, said the wreck was first reported a few minutes after 2 a.m. Saturday.
Northport Police officers found a 2016 Honda Accord had run head-on into a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle on the Hugh Thomas Bridge going south into the city of Tuscaloosa.
The Accord, which was being driven by 24-year-old Robert Robles, was reportedly driving the wrong way on the bridge when he collided with the sheriff's deputy.
Carpenter said Robles and the deputy were both injured in the crash, and Robles was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
The deputy has been treated and released.
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office has not yet commented on the deadly accident, and Northport Police continue to investigate how it happened.
The accident is unrelated to another deadly collision on the other side of the Black Warrior River, where one man was killed and another suffered life-threatening injuries near Tuscaloosa's Alberta City Saturday morning.
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