Tuscaloosa Police Release Details, ID Victim of Deadly Accident
Investigators in Tuscaloosa now believe the accident that claimed the life of a 38-year-old Cottondale woman early Saturday morning began as a two-car collision and was not a single-vehicle wreck as was first reported.
Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the department, said after spending Saturday morning investigating the scene, TPD's accident reconstruction officers believe the victim, 38-year-old Angela Chandler, was traveling south on I-359 in her 2017 Honda Accord around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
Chandler attempted to turn left on Skyland Boulevard when her car struck an SUV stopped at the intersection of Skyland and Highway 69 South.
Taylor said after the collision, Chandler's vehicle kept moving and crossed the righthand turn lane before striking a curb and going airborne.
The vehicle fell around 50 feet and came to rest in Cypress Creek, Taylor said.
An off-duty TPD officer working nearby witnessed the accident and emergency personnel from the Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue service and Northstar Ambulance were on the scene quickly, but Chandler was pronounced dead at the scene.
Accident reconstruction specialists continue to investigate the fatal wreck.