Accident near Lowndesboro claims two lives

Published 1:43 pm Friday, October 18, 2013

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
A four-vehicle accident on U.S. 80 near Lowndesboro resulted in two fatalities and injuries today (Friday), according to State Troopers.
Lowndes County Coroner Doris Alexander identified the fatalties as a mother and daughter, Sharon Evette Gresham, 39, of Lowndesboro and Pearlie Mae Gresham, 60, of Lowndesboro.
She said the 39-year-old was the driver of a vehicle that was struck head-on, and the 60-year-old was a passenger.
Alexander said she pronounced the two dead at the scene at 6:45 a.m.
Sgt. Steven Jarrett of the Alabama Department of Public Safety said the accident occurred at approximately 5:18 a.m. on U.S. 80 eastbound at the 109.2 mile marker, three miles east of Lowndesboro.
He confirmed the Greshams were killed when their vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle.
“The other driver, Gerald Barrow, 60, of Lucedale, Miss., was taken by helicopter to Baptist Medical Center South with serious injuries,” Jarrett said.
He also said two other vehicles sustained damage after taking action to avoid Barrow’s vehicle prior to the collision.
Jarrett said each of the other drivers suffered minor injuries.
Jarrett said eastbound lanes were blocked and the state Department of Transportation and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Dept assisted with traffic control and all lanes are open.
No further information is available at this time.


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