Shelby County accident leaves one person dead

Shelby County accident leaves one person dead

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Troopers investigate a fatal crash that happened Saturday afternoon close to Montevallo. Source: WBRC video Troopers investigate a fatal crash that happened Saturday afternoon close to Montevallo. Source: WBRC video
Troopers say Richard Eugene Allen, 55, was killed in the crash on County Road 17. Source: WBRC video Troopers say Richard Eugene Allen, 55, was killed in the crash on County Road 17. Source: WBRC video
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SHELBY COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A two vehicle accident near Alabaster has taken the life of a Montevallo man.

State troopers said the accident happened around 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 on County Road 17, two and a half miles north of Montevallo.

Troopers say Richard Eugene Allen, 55, was driving a 1999 Saturn when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a 2013 Chevy Tahoe driven by an Alabaster man.

Allen was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger, a Montevallo woman, was taken by helicopter to UAB Hospital. Her condition is not known at this time.

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