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June 30, 2014

8 injured in 5 separate weekend crashes

CULLMAN — Several accidents were reported across Cullman County this weekend, leaving eight people injured during the span of early Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.

The first crash occurred Saturday at 4:55 p.m. on U.S. Highway 278, one mile west of Holly Pond. Don Wakefield, 52, of Cullman was driving a 1993 Toyota and was injured in a single-vehicle crash. He was wearing a seatbelt.

At 5:32 p.m. near the 304 mile marker of Interstate 65, another single vehicle accident injured three people from Greenville, Ohio traveling in a 2014 Toyota. Driver Barbara Browder, 40, and passenger Robert Garrett, 10, were both wearing seatbelts. Fellow passenger Joshua Brown, 36, was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Alabama State Trooper reports.

Later that night, Robin Bennefield, 32, of Hanceville was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 11:06 p.m. on U.S. Highway 31 two miles south of Cullman while riding a 2013 Harley Davidson. He was wearing a helmet.

On Sunday, a two-vehicle accident left two Nashville, Tennessee natives injured after their 2004 Honda was involved in a crash with a 2007 Peterbilt semi truck on Interstate 65 near Dodge City. The driver of the Peterbilt was not injured.

The Honda’s driver Olivia Hatfield, 28, was wearing a seatbelt, along with her passenger 32-year-old Seth Hatfield.

The final crash of the weekend occurred at 5:55 p.m. on Interstate 65, one mile north of Cullman. Brian Wesley Brown, 23, of Athens was driving a 2005 Honda involved in a single-vehicle crash. He was injured and wearing a seatbelt.

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