Alabama State troopers have confirmed four deaths early Sunday morning at approximately 3:00 am as a result of a Limestone County crash at the intersection of Burgreen Road and Highway 72 in Madison and struck another SUV. Troopers stated that it appears that one vehicle ran a stop sign when it hit the other. It was not immediately stated as to who was at fault in running the stop sign.

Terrance Walker, 40, of Huntsville, the driver of the larger SUV struck the smaller SUV carrying Yoneko Cain, 31 of Athens, Mario Sledge, 26, of Athens, and Larneal McDonald, 29, of Belle Mina.

After colliding and then downing a utility pole both vehicles wound up in a ditch at the north west corner of the intersection. Electricity was out in the area for hours and was restored around 7 am.

Hundreds of people are killed or injured in automobile accidents each year in Alabama. While there are many contributing factors to automobile accidents occurring, investigators are sure to suspect that alcohol and drugs may have played a role in contributing to one that occurs at 3:00 in the morning after what was possibly a Saturday night out on the town by a car full of young people. In addition, driver fatigue is sure to have played a role at 3:00 am, an hour when most people have long-since gone to bed. Sleep deprivation has an effect on driving similar to alcohol or drug impaired driving and one doesn’t actually have to fall asleep behind the wheel to cause a fatal automobile accident. Drowsy driving slows reaction time and impairing one’s ability to make sound decisions.

The loss of someone you care about who was an innocent passenger in an automobile accident is never easy, but when the person’s death was a result of the driver’s negligence or misconduct, the situation becomes even more complex. The attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson understand what you are going through—and the questions you want answered—and we have the experience to guide you through it.

If someone close to you has died due to the wrongful act or neglect of another, Attorney Randy Ferguson is your best resource to ensure you are being protected and that your family is being compensated for your loved ones death. Wrongful death attorney Randy Ferguson, with offices in Decatur and Huntsville, has been the preferred wrongful death attorney since 1993. We are lawyers who specialize in wrongful death and injury cases. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence in Alabama, call now. Call 256-534-3435 or 1-800-752-1998