1 dead, 4 injured in Causeway Bridge car wreck in Guntersville

1 dead, 4 injured in Causeway Bridge car wreck in Guntersville

, AL (WAFF) - A three-car wreck on the Paul Stockton Causeway Bridge on U.S. 431 claimed one life and sent four others to the hospital.

The accident happened just before 4 p.m. Monday in the southbound lanes.

The driver of a 2010 Nissan Altima involved in the wreck was pronounced dead at the scene. Guntersville police identified her as Jan Slaton, 69, of Albertville.

Three children were also in the Nissan,. A 4-year-old is in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. The other two were treated at Huntsville Hospital then released.

The driver of one of the other cars is in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital.

Another person in the accident was not injured.

Police believe the wreck may have been caused by a medical condition.

Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson confirmed the children involved in the crash were foster children in the care of the Department of Human Resources. He said Slaton assisted DHR with foster care and was driving the children to a visitation at the time of the accident.

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