St. Clair County Man Killed, Two Others Injured in Head-On Collision in DeKalb County

St. Clair County man killed, 2 others injured in head-on collision in north Alabama

A St. Clair County man was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in north Alabama.

Alex B. Hilyer, 40, of Ashville, was driving a 2021 Ford Escape that collided head-on with a 2020 Toyota 4Runner around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday on Alabama Highway 176 near DeKalb County Road 325.

Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey – with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency – stated that Hilyer, who was not wearing a seat belt was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck about two miles east of Collinsville in DeKalb County.

The driver and the passenger in the 4Runner were both injured, and transported to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Further information was unavailable as state troopers continued to investigate the wreck.

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