Marion Co. Crash Report: 2 killed when vehicle hits cyclist on US-278 near Hamilton


Crash Report –  US-278 east of Hamilton,

Marion Co., AL


Report ID: 2024 June 7

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit(s) Involved: 2

Occupants: At least 2

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Unknown

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): Along the highway


MARION CO., AL –  A 54-year-old cyclist died on Friday after a vehicle struck his bike along the highway in central Marion County.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on US-278 just east of Hamilton. This is about 35 miles west of Bankhead National Forest.

Police say the GMC Sierra that hit the bicycle left the roadway, crashed into a tree, and caught fire, killing the driver. Authorities identified her as 61-year-old Carroll R. Parker.

The bicyclist, identified as  Carl R. Blewett, also sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

A full investigation is underway.

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Please note that the above sample draws upon details published by WTVA and is NOT an official Alabama crash report.