Berry woman dies from injuries sustained in crash

Published: Feb. 16, 2018 at 4:35 PM CST|Updated: Jun. 6, 2018 at 11:44 AM CDT
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CULLMAN, AL (WAFF) - A single-vehicle crash Thursday has claimed the life of a Berry woman.

The accident occurred around 7:30 p.m. on Cullman County Rd. 437, eight miles south of Good Hope.

Valetta Goddard Essary, 78, was a backseat passenger in a 2010 Ford Explorer that left the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned.

Essary, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center where she later died.

The driver, Darrel E. Goddard, 79, also of Berry was injured and transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center.

A front seat passenger was airlifted to UAB Hospital.

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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