A weekend of motor vehicle accidents in Randolph County claimed the life of one and resulted in injuries to some others.
The first accident occurred on Old Highway 431, just north of Wedowee at the Wedowee Creek Bridge. According to reports from Wedowee Police Department, the one-vehicle accident was reported at 1 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the vehicle was listed as Martha Mayo of Lakeland, Fla. According to reports from the scene, Mayo was heading south and left the roadway, striking a tree. She was checked out by medics from Southern Ambulance Transport, but refused treatment or transport. A&M Fire Department assisted at the scene.
The second accident occurred at 9:15 p.m. Saturday on Highway 431 north of Roanoke north of Crystal Lake. According to reports from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in Jacksonville, the driver of the 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle was identified as Michael Larry Smith, 57, of Roanoke. According to the report, Smith left the road and ended up in a ditch under the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Alabama State Troopers and Rock Stand Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident.
A third accident occurred Sunday afternoon on County Road 129 just outside of Wedowee. The two-vehicle accident involved a passenger car and a motorcycle. Injured in the accident was the driver of the motorcycle, Ryan Brown, 24, of Temple, Ga. He was taken to Tanner Medical Center East Alabama for treatment of his injuries. The driver of the passenger car was listed as a juvenile from Delta. She was not injured in the accident. Wedowee Police, Southern Ambulance Transport and Wedowee Fire Department responded to the accident.