1 killed, 1 hospitalized in Tuscaloosa crash

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman was killed and another was hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on in Tuscaloosa Sunday night.

According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the crash happened just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday night on Greensboro Avenue and 43rd Street, near Academy Sports on Skyland Boulevard. The driver who was killed was heading south on Greensboro and was making a left turn onto 43rd Street when her vehicle struck a sedan that was traveling north on Greensboro.

The woman in the SUV, Karen Smith Barr, 50 of Tuscaloosa, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuscaloosa paramedics extricated the 26-year-old victim from the sedan before she was taken by ambulance to DCH Regional Medical Center. Her injuries were very serious, but have since been labeled as non life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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