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Wetumpka Car Wreck Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

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Wetumpka, Al. (WSFA) --Rayburn Fisher witnessed the unthinkable.

On his way to his son's house for dinner, an afternoon drive turned deadly.

"She seemed to have lost control.  I don't know why. We were back where we could see it.  She came across the median," Fisher explained.

A woman driving a gray SUV southbound on Highway 231 suddenly lost control, barreling into the opposite lane in the blink of an eye.

"It just flipped right into [another] car, more or less," Fisher said.  "It hit it while it was flipping, and then it was just one car went one way one went another."

Thinking fast, fisher and other good Samaritans got out to help. The driver of the gray SUV was responsive. 

Unfortunately, the driver of a black Ford Explorer had died.  An infant an a woman remained trapped inside.

It's a tough sight, especially when your own daughter died the same way.

"We lost one in an accident several years ago, and to watch it, you know, we thought back to when we got that call.   You never know when you're going to get that call, and it's an awful call," Fisher explained.

First responders rushed to the scene, directing heavy traffic while attending to the victims.

Good Samaritans, police say, can be a big help during a crisis.

"These people didn't get in the way, and I believe one of them was a preacher.  He stood by and prayed, and things like that help," explained Sgt. J.W. Knight of the Wetumpka Police Department.

After a tragic accident, the Knights say they're just glad to be alive.

"We were 50 yards behind it.  One more second further up, it could've been us.  It could've been anybody," Fisher explained.

Note: Though one person died on the scene, authorities say two women are in stable condition.  The infant, who survived a horrific crash, has been released from the hospital.

 

Reporter:  Cody Holyoke

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