A Kinsey police officer was injured Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 431.
According to Houston County EMA director Chris Judah, the crashed occurred at around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 431 and Old Headland Avenue, near the 6200 block of 431.
Judah said the officer’s patrol vehicle flipped several times before coming to a rest in a ditch. A Pilcher’s Ambulance crew returning from a prior call stopped at the scene to assist the officer until other units arrived.
The officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The cause of the crash is currently unknown as troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency are investigating.
Traffic was temporarily slowed due to the crash but picked up once the scene was cleared.
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Shortly after this incident, at around 3:25 p.m., another crash occurred on Highway 431 in close proximity of the first accident.
According to Headland Fire-Rescue, the crash happened about 200 yards to the north, near the Gardens of Memory. Two vehicles were involved, and one patient was transported to an area hospital for injuries.
Multiple units including Kinsey Volunteer Fire, Kinsey Police, Webb Police, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and Dothan-Houston County EMA, assisted with both incidents.