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3 injured in head-on collision involving dump truck

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Wreck involving dump truck on Highway 79. Wreck involving dump truck on Highway 79.

Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck involving a dump truck in Guntersville.

It happened around 7:30 Thursday morning on Highway 79 near Cherokee School. Officers said a dump truck collided head on with a Honda Civic, knocking the car across the road and sending the dump truck into a ravine.

The driver of the car, a 16-year-old girl from Guntersville, was flown to Huntsville Hospital. Her passenger was her 10-year-old little brother. He was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham. They were both seriously injured. Their names have not been released.

The driver of the dump truck, 52-year-old Mark Allen Henry, was taken to a Marshall County hospital.

Guntersville Police said the cause of the accident was the Honda Civic lost control and ended up on the wrong side of the road in the path of the dump truck.

The investigation is ongoing.

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