Deputies Probe Wreck

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A collision between a car and a van in Lauderdale County sent nine people to the hospital. Some had serious or critical injuries.

The wreck at Koa Campground Road and Mt. Gilead Road in the Toomsuba area happened around 3:30 p.m.

Units from Russell and Toomsuba Volunteer Fire Departments responded, along with Metro Ambulance and sheriff's deputies.

"We have reported three individuals exited one of the vehicles and ran north," said Sheriff Billy Sollie. "We are in the process of looking for these individuals and anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 917-8888."

The accident reconstruction team has been called out to investigate.