One dead in wreck near Athens

By Bobby Shuttleworth - bio | email

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Black ice is a nightmare for drivers because they can't see it.

But they can feel it.  And at about 7:45 a.m. Monday morning, it was deadly.

According to Owens Volunteer Fire Chief Gary Lovell, "I feel sure, I think the car hit a patch of ice, slid on over in front of the truck."

The driver of the Chevy truck, 20-year-old Logan Anderson of Lester was wearing a seatbelt.

He was taken to Athens Limestone Hospital where he was treated and released.

The driver of the Pontiac Firebird, 34-year-old Angela D. Gordon of Athens, was not wearing a seatbelt and was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital.

But the passenger in that car, 26-year-old Kelly Ann Adams of Athens, was dead on the scene. She was not wearing a seat belt and had to be cut out of the car.

First responders blame black ice.

Lovell had some advice about the dangers of black ice. "If you don't need to be on the road, and get out, don't get on the road."

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