Shortly before 7:00 PM on Friday night, October 15, 2021, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 9400 block of Highway 79 in North East Jefferson County to investigate an automobile accident involving two vehicles. It appears as though a vehicle heading northbound crossed over into the southbound lane, striking another vehicle head-on. The 44-year-old driver of the northbound vehicle was transported to UAB by helicopter. His condition has not been updated.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.