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Heisman trophy winner Mark Ingram wrecks in Huntsville

Mark Ingram was involved in a wreck early Friday morning. Mark Ingram was involved in a wreck early Friday morning.

Heisman trophy winner and former Alabama star running back Mark Ingram was involved in a wreck with an 18-wheeler Friday morning.

Ingram's vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler just before 1 a.m. on Leeman Ferry Road in Huntsville.

According to the accident report, both vehicles were traveling southbound on Leeman Ferry Road approaching Metro Circle. As the driver of the semi-truck, Paul Clewis, prepared to turn right onto Metro Circle from Leeman Ferry Road, he reported making a wide turn.

Clewis told police he turned on his right turn signal about 400 feet from the intersection and then entered the middle turning lane about 200 feet from the intersection.

The police report states that Ingram failed to yield right of way and hit the truck on the passenger side of the cab.

Ingram told police that the truck driver had not properly signaled before making the right turn onto Metro Circle. The truck had a "Caution Wide Turns" sign posted on the rear of the trailer.

Police did not cite either driver for the wreck.

Both airbags deployed in Ingram's two-door 2008 Infinity, but Huntsville Police said he was not injured. Officers said his girlfriend was also in the car. She, too, was unharmed. Clewis wasn't hurt either.

Shortly after the crash, an entourage of people arrived to pick up the star football player. He left the scene before his Infinity was towed away.

Huntsville Police said preliminary reports indicate drugs and alcohol weren't involved. According to the police report, Ingram was given a drug and alcohol test. Clewis was also given drug and alcohol tests.

[Click here to read accident report (PDF)]

Ingram, a first-round draft choice of the New Orleans Saints, was in Huntsville signing autographs with Bama teammate Julio Jones Thursday at Redstone Arsenal and later at Sports Vision Restaurant.

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