Alabama woman killed in head-on collision, state troopers report

Published 3:53 pm Friday, September 22, 2023

An Alabama woman was killed Friday when her car collided with another vehicle head-on, Alabama state troopers said.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 8:35 a.m. Friday, and claimed the life of an Alexander City, Alabama, woman.

Savannah Y. Gilbert, 22, was fatally injured when the 2023 Hyundai Elantra she was driving collided head-on with the 2010 Mercedes-Benz driven by Gary T. Ledwell, 69, of Grapeland, Texas.

Gilbert was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Gary T. Ledwell and Nancy C. Ledwell, 72, also of Grapeland, Texas, a passenger in the Mercedes, were both transported to Russell Medical Center in Alexander City for treatment.

The crash occurred on Alabama 9 near the 151 mile marker, approximately 6 miles west of Alexander City, in Coosa County.