Highland Home Man Faces Charges in Crash that Injured Two Children

The State Bureau of  Investigation has arrested a Highland Home man on two counts of felony leaving the scene of an accident and two counts of assault in the first degree.

Investigators say 37-year-old Richard Wayne Goodwin is being held in the Crenshaw County Jail without bond.  

Alabama State Troopers say Goodwin’s charges come after a two-vehicle crash in Crenshaw County on Saturday, June 26, that injured two juveniles.

Investigators say Goodwin was driving a Yamaha Rhino Utility Vehicle (UTV) on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 331 and tried to cross the road when the UTV was hit by a tractor-trailer truck.

The UTV flipped onto its side, ejecting Goodwin and both the 11 and 12-year-old passengers. Both children were taken to the hospital for treatment.

State troopers say Goodwin fled the scene before first responders arrived. Investigators say alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to  the crash.

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