Gulf Shores: Gulf Shores : Woman killed in Gulf Shores collision

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Gulf Shores : Woman killed in Gulf Shores collision

Dorothy Berger, 50, was killed Wednesday morning when the Jeep Cherokee she was driving collided with a dump truck on Alabama 59, authorities said.

Berger, a Gulf Shores resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, Baldwin County Coroner Huey Mack Sr. said.

The dump truck's driver, 43-year-old Grand Bay resident John Hebert, was taken to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley for treatment, according to Gulf Shores police.

According to Mack and police, Berger was traveling north on Alabama 59 at 11 a.m. when she turned left toward Baldwin County 6. It was then that her car and the dump truck, which was southbound on 59, collided, authorities said.

"The question is who had the light and who didn't; who had the right of way," Mack said. "That's a question (police) will have to sort out."

Though the intersection is equipped with left-turn signals, the arrows are not always a part of the lights' rotation. Motorists wanting to make a left from Alabama 59 onto Baldwin County 6, which is also known as Oak Road West, are instructed by signs to yield on green.

Berger, according to Baldwin County Probate Court records, owned a home in the Martyn Woods at Bon Secour subdivision, which is off Baldwin County 6 and about 2½ miles west of the crash site.



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