Alabama woman killed when her Mercedes strikes tree

Published 8:43 am Monday, January 23, 2023

An Alabama was killed Sunday morning when her car struck an embankment and then a tree, state troopers said.

Melanie D. McKinney, 48, of Red Bay, Alabama, was killed in the crash that occurred early Sunday morning in Franklin County.

Troopers said McKinney’s 2010 Mercedes SLK 300 left the roadway on Alabama 247, hit an embankment and then struck a tree.

The accident happened approximately 6 miles northeast of Red Bay.