Deadly Accident in Fort Payne

An accident between a jeep and a parked freightliner pulling a log trailer kills a Scottsboro woman. The Fort Payne Police department has identified the victim as the passenger of the car, 20-year-old Michelle Beattie. They say the accident happened Monday on the 900 block of Glenn Boulevard Southwest. The investigation shows that the 2008 Jeep Wrangler- left its lane and struck the parked log truck in the rear. Officers say the driver of the jeep, 23-year-old Deana Betz of Fort Payne was treated for minor injuries and arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Jason Gable of Cedartown, Georgia was the driver of the tractor trailer. He was not injured. The accident is still under investigation.


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