COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Sunday afternoon crash between a 2021 Jeep Compass and a John Deere tractor claimed the life of a Georgia child.
The accident happened around 2 p.m. Sunday on State Road 189, about five miles east of Opp in Coffee County.
The deceased was a five-year-old girl who was a passenger in the Jeep Compass, three other passengers in that vehicle were sent to an area hospital.
Michael R. Lantrip, 61, of Covington, Georgia was driving the Jeep Compass when it collided with James R. Waite Jr’s 2012 John Deere tractor.
The Alabama Law Enforcement’s Highway Patrol Division will investigate the crash.