78-year-old Alabama woman dies after being struck in multi-vehicle accident on state highway

Published 11:36 am Tuesday, July 2, 2024

A Jackson County woman lost her life Monday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash in Morgan County.

Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported that the accident occurred around 5:39 p.m. on Alabama 67 near Hulaco Road, approximately five miles west of Arab.

Brenda R. Reed, 78, was driving a 1999 GMC Sonoma when it was struck by a 2017 Nissan Titan driven by Aaron S. Barnes, 34, of Gadsden. The impact caused the GMC to overturn and leave the roadway. Following the initial collision, the Nissan Titan then struck a 2009 Nissan Rogue driven by Shawn S. Wheeler, 59, of Huntsville.

Reed was airlifted to Marshall Medical North Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Troopers with ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division are continuing to investigate the incident.