MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Two Tennessee women are dead after a head-on collision in South Alabama. Four people, including two toddlers, are in the hospital, but the actions of a few Good Samaritans kept the accident from being even worse.
When the head on collision in Mobile County happened, several people jumped into action, pulling victims from the cars. The last toddler was pulled out right before the car caught fire.
State troopers say the accident killed 64-year-old Mary Robinson and 26-year-old Amanda Murley. In the car with Murley was her fiancé, her 2-year-old son, 2-year-old nephew and sister.
“It was frantic for the most part,” James Ladnier, a Good Samaritan, said. “Everybody was running around trying to help in some way, shape or form. We had used five fire extinguishers trying to keep it from engulfing the inside of the vehicle. Both of us ended up taking in smoke, so it took about 15 minutes.”
By the time paramedics arrived, Murley was already dead.The cause of the crash is under investigation.