FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Melanie Humphries McKinney, of Red Bay, Alabama, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday morning fatal vehicle crash in Franklin County.

McKinney, 48, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Red Bay Sunday morning.


According to reports, McKinney was operating a Mercedes SLK 300 on Alabama 247 about 6 miles northeast of Red Bay, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the roadway around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle then came into contact with an embankment and a tree.

McKinney was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Franklin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 32,113. Its county seat is Russellville. Its name is in honor of Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman, scientist, and printer. It is a dry county, although the city of Russellville is wet – wikipedia.

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