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August 16, 2013

UPDATE: 3 injured in Alabama 99 rollover

Female passenger listed in fair condition

OWENS — State troopers said a one-vehicle rollover at 4:45 p.m. Friday injured three Athens residents at the intersection of Alabama 99 and Fort Hampton Road.

Troopers said a 2000 Chevy Silverado truck driven by Wayland Jarrett, 59, of Athens left Alabama 99 and went into a culvert. Jarrett's truck, which was also occupied by Kenneth Pylant, 52, of Athens and Jarrett's daughter, Christina Jarrett, 21, of Athens, landed nose-first and upside down in the steep ditch located directly across the Fuel City gas station facing 99.

Troopers said all three injured were wearing seat belts and taken to Huntsville Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said Friday evening that Christina Jarrett was listed in fair condition. The conditions for Wayland Jarrett, who was transported by MedFlight helicopter, and Pylant were unavailable late Friday.

A second MedFlight also transported one of the two passengers, while the other passenger was taken by ambulance.

Members of the Owens Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene, along with Alabama State Troopers, Athens-Limestone E.M.S. and the Sheriff's Office.

Emergency officials diverted traffic in both directions along 99 through the two gas stations flanking the intersection.

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