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2 injured in Red Level wreck

A collision at the intersection of Alabama Hwy. 55 and the Gantt/Red Level Road sent two women to the hospital Friday.

Red Level Chief Howard West said the accident occurred just before 4 p.m. when a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Kerri Echols of Hoover, was traveling southbound on Alabama Hwy. 55, and was struck by a 1996 Ford Taurus, driven by Betty Keller of Red Level.

“The initial investigation shows that the two vehicles collided when the Ford stopped at the stop sign at the Gantt/Red Level Road attempted to cross 55 into Red Level,” he said. “Both women were injured and were transported to Andalusia Regional Hospital.”

By 7 p.m., the two women had been treated and released, West said.

The accident remains under investigation, he said.

Responding to the scene were Advanced EMS, Red Level Volunteer Fire Department, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, the River Falls Police Department, the Drug Task Force and the Alabama State Troopers.