Alcohol believed factor in wreck

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alcohol is believed to be the cause of a one-vehicle wreck north of River Falls Friday night that sent one person to the hospital via LifeFlight.

According to records obtained from State Troopers, 28-year-old Christopher Ray Ammons, was traveling south bound on County Road 21, but did not stop at the “posted and functioning stop sign, going across US 84 up an embankment and into the tree line.”

The vehicle struck one tree, smashing through it and hitting another tree head-on. Troopers said there was no indication of braking.

After On-Star reported the crash to Covington Command, Ammons was found by first responders in the passenger floor board, unresponsive, according to the report.

He was airlifted from the scene to Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan.

Trooper James Rice went to the medical center, but was unable to speak to or get consent from Ammons, due to him being sedated because of his injuries.

“There was the odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person,” the report said.

The crash remains under investigation.