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(Baldwin County, Alabama August 25, 2022) — On Monday evening, August 22nd, a Mount Vernon police officer was tragically killed in a two-vehicle car wreck on Highway 59 in Summerdale, Alabama.

According to Summerdale Police Department, Ivan Lopez, was killed when the driver of a pickup truck was driving at a “ridiculous speed” and ran a stop sign colliding with Officer Lopez’s vehicle.

The crash occurred just after 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 59 and Baldwin County Road 36, closing Highway 59 for a time.

Attorney General Steve Marshall issued the following statement upon learning of the death of Officer Lopez:

“It is with sadness that we receive word of the loss of another in Alabama’s law enforcement community. Officer Ivan Lopez of the Mt. Vernon Police Department succumbed to his injuries after his patrol car was struck by a vehicle which reportedly crossed the intersection of Highway 59 and County Road 36 at a high rate of speed, ignoring a stop sign. Officer Lopez was about to end his shift and was traveling home in his police vehicle at the time of the accident which occurred at approximately 7:30 pm in Summerdale in Baldwin County.

Officer Lopez’s passing marks the ninth Alabama law enforcement death in 2022 and we believe the first line of duty death for the Mt. Vernon Police Department. I join all Alabama law enforcement in mourning the loss of Officer Lopez and in offering condolences to his family and colleagues.”

Source: WSFA

Contact An Alabama Wrongful Death Attorney If You Need Help

Unfortunately, car accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama.

Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident.

You can request a copy of the accident report and we will get it for you.

At Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents.

If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in a car accident, please contact one of our Alabama wrongful death lawyers or call us at 334-739-9000 to set up a free consultation.

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Fob James obtained a B.S., in software engineering from Auburn University and then continued his education by getting his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law. After working for a large regional firm for several years where he obtained awards for both individual and corporate clients, Fob found that his passion was fighting for individuals who have been seriously injured or wronged by others. Fob believes that the jury is the great equalizer to the power and influence that large corporations have in society.