Hanceville man fatally injured in Blount County wreck


On Feb. 9 at around 6:20 p.m. Byron Holland Smith, 34, Hanceville, was fatally injured in a wreck approximately seven miles northeast of Blountsville on U.S. 278 near Hipp Road.

According to Alabama State Trooper’s Office, the accident occurred when the 2016 Ford Escape Smith was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a 2020 Mack tractor-trailer. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver of the tractor-trailer was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital for injuries he sustained.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency continues to investigate the accident, and there is no further information to report.