Highway 231 South Accident Kills Three People

A Cottonwood father and his daughter are the only survivors after their family's SUV was hit by a tractor trailer.

The family of five was traveling east in Madrid near the Alabama Florida state line when their vehicle stalled on Highway 231 South and was hit by a tractor trailer.

The tractor trailer driver wasn't injured but the SUV drivers' 31-year old wife, who was in the passenger seat, their young son, and a friend was pronounced dead at the scene.

The father and daughter also suffered injuries and are recovering at a local hospital.

The names of the victims are being withheld until next of kin are notified.