815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503



Single Car Wreck Sends Four to Hospital


Huntsville, Alabama (September 5, 2007) Four people remain at Huntsville Hospital this afternoon following an accident about 1:00 a.m. this morning.  Spokesman Wendell Johnson said 23-year-old James Dornellas Derek of Huntsville was traveling East on I-565 when he appeared to have lost control of his SUV near Research Park Blvd. The vehicle flipped several times ejecting all four occupants from inside the vehicle. The two adults were transported to Huntsville Hospital by HEMSI. Two children were taken to Huntsville Hospital East. The injuries are considered serious. The victims are;


23-year-old James Dornellas Derek

28-year-old Michelle Lanier Parker

3-year-old Gracie Parker

9-year-old Jasmine Parker