More details released in fatal UTV crash on River Road


BRICK HATTON COMMUNITY – (SHOALS INSIDER)- Authorities have released more details on a story that Shoals Insider was first to bring you. State Troopers have released the name of the driver of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck involved in the crash that claimed the life of a Muscle Shoals man, early Saturday afternoon.

Troopers say 26-year-old Tyler A. Hartman of Rogersville was operating the Chevy truck when he collided with Frank Hugh Bowling, 83, on River Road, near Stanfield’s Steakhouse. The accident occurred approximately six miles east of Muscle Shoals.

Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley tells the Shoals Insider, Mr. Bowling died from head trauma he sustained in the crash.

Mr. Bowling was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:40 pm.

First responders and Troopers say the collision was an accident and Hartman was not at fault, as the collision was unavoidable.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bowling family.  Those who knew Mr. Bowling say he was a kind and gentle man, who will be greatly missed.

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