Cullman, AL – Rebecca Erby Killed in Accident at AL-157 and US-278
Cullman, AL (February 21, 2021) – An elderly woman was killed during a two-car accident on Saturday, February 20th in Cullman.
The Cullman County Coroner has since identified the victim as 76-year-old Rebecca Erby, a resident of Holly Pond.
A traffic homicide investigator reported that the accident took place at about 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. Highway 278 and Alabama Highway 157 when a 2011 GMC Sierra tried to get across the intersection and crashed in Erby’s 1997 Buick LeSabre on 278.
Erby was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver of the GMC, a 24-year-old male, was transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased.
Fatal Car Accidents in Cullman
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