At Least Seven People Died in Weekend Traffic Accidents

UNDATED, Ala. (AP) - State troopers say at least seven people died in weekend traffic accidents across Alabama. Three fatalities occurred Sunday.

Troopers said 36-year-old Scott Edward Cripple of Prattville were killed last night when his car ran off Autauga County Road 40 and struck an embankment. The wreck occurred about 6 miles north of Prattville.

A young motorcyclist died early yesterday when he crashed into the rear of a car near the intersection of Baldwin County 20 and Alabama 59. T

roopers identified the victim as 19-year-old Alexander Jones of Foley. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m.

In Mobile County, troopers said a Texas man died and seven others were hurt in a three-vehicle accident Sunday around 1:30 a.m. on Alabama 193.

Troopers said 32-year-old J-Argume do Romos Merdo of Dallas was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Six others were injured - two seriously.

A 43-year-old Pike County man was killed yesterday around noon when his vehicle ran off Pike County Road 4421. Troopers said Wendell Carroll of Brundidge died at the scene.

Traffic deaths also were reported in Autauga, Walker and Cullman counties.

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