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Former UAB football player Greg Maclin, 19, dead and three others injured after three-car crash on Interstate 565 in Huntsville, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:58am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015

Former UAB football player killed in Huntsville wreck

A former University of Alabama at Birmingham football player died following life-threatening injuries in a wreck in Huntsville.

Former UAB football player fighting for life after overnight wreck on I-565

The hospital could not divulge more information about Maclin's condition. One of several tweets from former teammates and supporters said she's been told he has brain damage. Authorities have yet to confirm. AL.com is reaching out to UAB personnel to learn more.

Two remain hospitalized following 3 vehicle wreck on I-565

Officers on the scene said two cars were pulled off on the shoulder before the other car slammed into them. The truck was on the shoulder getting jumped off by an SUV, driven by 33-year-old Jonathan Russell, when the car slammed into them at a high rate of speed.
At about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 565, a Dodge Charger crashed into two other vehicles that were on the shoulder of the highway. The two other vehicles were pulled over for a jump start. Authorities are as of yet unsure what caused the Charger to drift onto the shoulder. Greg Maclin was a passenger in the Charger and suffered severe injuries and was hospitalized. The drivers of every car involved were also hospitalized. Maclin was a safety for the UAB Blazers until the team's dismantling in December 2014. He passed away of his injuries the next day.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Greg Maclin
Jonathan Russell
Roadway: 
Interstate 565

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