Alabama woman killed when SUV strikes bridge rail, flips into creek, state troopers report

Published 3:17 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2023

An Alabama woman was killed Tuesday when her SUV struck a concrete bridge rail and flipped over into a creek, state troopers said.

Tje single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:01 a.m. Tuesday, and claimed the life of an Alabaster woman.

Althea L. Tait, 47, was fatally injured when the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas she was driving left the roadway, struck a concrete bridge rail and overturned in a creek.

Tait was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Interstate 59 near the 181 mile marker, less than 1 mile south of Attalla, in Etowah County.