Fatal accident in Walker County


WALKER COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -   Three children were rushed a hospital, and their mom is dead after a crash in Walker County Thursday afternoon.

State Troopers say the accident happened around 3:15pm on Old Highway 78 near the Warrior River Bridge. State Troopers arrived at the scene and found a Jeep Cherokee stuck in an embankment just off the highway. The driver, 43-year-old Elizabeth Brandon from Jasper was pronounced dead at the scene, while her three children were taken to Children's Hospital in Birmingham with non-life threatening injuries.

State Troopers say they believe the car left the road to avoid hitting another car, and then overturned several times.

Troopers say a man witnessed the wreck, but left the scene before they could get his contact information. They are hoping he will contact them at (205)322-4691 to help finish the investigation.

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