Meagan Scoggins, Michael Scoggins Killed, 2 Injured in Mulga, AL, Accident
Mulga, AL -- February 13, 2017, siblings Meagan and Michael Scoggins were killed, two others injured, following an accident with an 18-wheeler.
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident scene in the early evening/late afternoon hours of Monday. It happened near the intersection of Short Creek Road and Birmingport Road.
Preliminary reports indicate that four people, all siblings, were in a car traveling down Highway 269. 17-year-old Meagan, 9-year-old Michael, and their 15-year-old sister were passengers. Their 19-year-old sister was driving.
They attempted to turn across the opposite traffic lanes, and their vehicle crossed paths with an oncoming 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler crashed into the side of their car and pushed it off-road.
Meagan and Michael both sustained fatal injuries. Michael died at the scene while Meagan died later at a hospital. The 19-year-old and the 15-year-old had critical injuries and were taken to a hospital for care.
At this time, authorities have not determined what factors contributed to the accident. They say the incident remains under investigation.
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This is a very tragic accident, and it's unfortunate to see a lot of people online speaking harshly about the driver of the car in this accident. There were young, innocent lives lost in this accident, and I think everyone needs to take a step back and keep all the negativity to themselves. Whenever an accident like this occurs, people need to wait until all of the details regarding what happened are thoroughly investigated. Jumping to conclusions and making baseless claims only serves to further harm those affected by the accident. Until the full story is clear, people should withhold their judgements and just focus on what can be done for the victims.
--Grossman Law Offices