Two people were injured in the two-vehicle accident that occurred just before 11 a.m. Once Jasper police arrived on the scene, they found that one of the vehicles involved — a 2003 Toyota Avalon — was reported stolen in Jefferson County.
Two people were taken by ambulance to Walker Baptist Medical Center with injuries that police said were not considered life-threatening. Their names and conditions were not available at press time.
The other vehicle involved was a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu.
JPD Officer Jeremy Owens said the case will be turned over to investigators with the police department to determine if charges will be filed against the person driving the Avalon.
People identified in Tuesday wreck
The Jasper Police Department released the names of the two people injured in Tuesday’s accident on Alabama Avenue and 17th Street in Jasper.
Essie Pearl Joiner, 90, of Parrish was airlifted to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham by AirEvac Lifeteam helicopter.
Jennie Lynn Banks, 70, of Nome, Texas, was taken to Walker Baptist Medical Center by Regional Paramedical Services.
Joiner was reportedly traveling east on 17th Street when her 1996 Buick Skylark went through the stop sign at a high rate of speed and struck a 2007 Honda Civic traveling north on Alabama Avenue which was reportedly being driven by Banks.
— Elane Jones