Two Die in Single-Vehicle Crash in Alexander

By Benjamin Cox on August 21, 2022 at 2:03pm

Two people are dead after a single-vehicle crash in Alexander on Saturday night.

Morgan County Coroner Marcy Patterson’s Office reports that crash happened on Old U.S. Route 36 in Alexander at 10:07 p.m. The preliminary traffic investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling eastbound when, for an unknown reason, it left the roadway and struck a power pole before landing upside down in a field.

One occupant was transported from the scene to Jacksonville Memorial Hospital by LifeStar EMS and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second occupant was pronounced dead at the scene by the Morgan County Coroner’s Office.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department, Alexander Fire Department, Jacksonville Fire Department and Lifestar Ambulance provided assistance. The crash is being investigated by the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office. Names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.