This Mercedes car and the red Chevrolet Silverado shown at the right of this photo collided on Alabama 36 in front of East Highland Baptist Church. | Clif Knight

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Update: Drivers in crash identified

Published 3:51pm Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A head-on collision involving a passenger car and a pickup truck on East Main Street (Alabama 36) in Hartselle sent drivers of both vehicles to the hospital with serious injures Tuesday afternoon.

David Lee Brown, 29, of Lane Road, Hartselle, was airlifted from the scene to Huntsville Hospital. He sustained multiple injuries and was listed in critical but stable condition in the ICU unit.

Stephen Philip Gordon, 48, was transported by ambulance to Hartselle Medical Center and was later airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. He also sustained multiple injuries and was listed in critical but stable condition in the ICU unit.

The accident occurred at approximately 3 p.m. as Brown was headed west and Gordon was headed east. Brown’s pickup left the roadway on impact and overturned in a 10-ft drainage ditch.

East and west bound traffic was interrupted for about an hour while Hartselle police officers and other emergency responders worked the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

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