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Red Bay woman killed in early Sunday car wreck

A single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning has claimed the life of a Red Bay woman.

The Alabama Law Enforcement agency reports that Melanie D. McKinney, 48, was fatally injured around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 when the vehicle she was driving, a 2010 Mercedes SLK 300, left the roadway, struck an embankment and then a tree. McKinney was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash, which occurred on Alabama 247 near the 2-mile marker in the Seven Pines area, approximately six miles northeast of Red Bay, in Franklin County. No further details were available as ALEA state troopers continue to investigate the crash.

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