Passenger air lifted from scene
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 30, 2010
One of three passengers in a one vehicle wreck on Hwy. 29 near Gantt Wednesday was airlifted from the
scene to a Montgomery hospital and is listed in critical condition.
A spokesman for the Alabama State Troopers said Corry Burton of Red Level, who was a passenger, is in critical
The driver, Hillery Hooks II of Gantt, and a second passenger, Craig Fischer, also of Red Level, were taken
by ambulance to Andalusia Regional Hospital. Both Burton and Fisher were partially ejected from the vehicle. None
of the three were wearing safety belts.
A witness at the scene who was driving south on Hwy. 29 said she swerved to avoid hitting the vehicle when it
crossed into her lane. The rear bumper of the Impala was knocked off near a tree about 20 feet from where the car
made its final landing.
Alabama State Troopers investigated the accident. Emergency personnel from the Covington County Sheriff’s
Department, the Gantt Fire Department and the Andalusia Fire Department responded to the scene.