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1 killed in wreck on Alabama 79 in Marshall County

Published: Apr. 26, 2022 at 4:01 PM CDT
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MARSHALL CO., Ala. (WAFF) - One man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Alabama 79 on Tuesday afternoon.

The Marshall County Coroner’s Office confirmed one man was killed in the wreck on Alabama 79 near Cox Gap Road in Guntersville. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Martin Contreras-Perez, 34, of Cleveland, was fatally injured when the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt he was driving collided with a 1998 Toyota Tacoma. Contreras-Perez was not utilizing his seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Tyler was injured and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Both lanes on Alabama 79 near Cox Gap Road were completely blocked following the crash which occurred around 3 p.m., according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. State Troopers and Guntersville police are investigating this wreck.

The Guntersville Fire Department along with the Nixon Chapel Fire Department assisted with this fatal wreck.

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