ADDISON - A two vehicle crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 1, claimed the life of a Dora woman, while injuring two others on County Road 41 about three miles north of Addison. Christy Lee Taylor, 43, driving a 2006 Nissan Titan, was killed in the crash, with a passenger in her car, identified by emergency responders on the scene, as Taylor's sister, injured. The sister's name was not released by authorities as of press time. The Jaws of Life was operated by the Arley Fire Department to remove the top of the car and the dash, to free Taylor. Taylor was removed from the car but reportedly died on the scene before transport, officials on the scene said. The female passenger in that car was transported by Regional Paramedical Service ambulance to Decatur General Hospital, noted Addison Rescue Squad Captain Bill Gouge. Ironically, Taylor was on the way to the funeral home with her sister to make arrangements for her mother who passed away the day before, when the wreck occurred that claimed her life, according to Arley Fire Chief James Rickett. Justin David Rivers, 30, of Addison, driver of the 2002 Ford F-250 pickup, also involved in the accident, was removed from his vehicle thanks to a Jaws of Life apparatus operated by Helicon Fire Department, noted Firefighter Neil Feist. Firefighters removed the driver's door and dash in order to free Rivers, who was transported by ambulance a short distance to where a landing zone had been prepared in a field for Air Evac helicopter, Feist said. Rivers was then airlifted from the scene and transported to Huntsville Hospital. Each of the vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on CR 41, when one apparently veered across the road, with both vehicles impacted on the left front section, according to Rickett. Cause of the accident is being investigated by troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Agencies responding included Helicon Fire, Arley Fire, Addison Fire, Addison Rescue Squad, ALEA troopers, Addison Police, Winston County Sheriff's Office, Winston Emergency Management Agency, Regional Paramedical Service ambulance, RAMS air ambulance service, Hearn's Wrecker Service, which towed both vehicles, and Air Evac. The Winston County Coroner's Office was also involved.
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