Woman dies in fiery crash in Mobile

  • Source: WKRG-TV CBS 5 Mobile
  • Published: 05/13/2022 12:00 AM

Officials with the Mobile Police Department have confirmed that one person died after their vehicle overturned and caught fire on Thursday, May 12. Neighbors told WKRG News 5 that the person in the crash was Karen Callahan. Callahan was the widow of longtime Alabama Congressman Sonny Callahan. Neighbors said she was in her driveway around 12:15 p.m. when she had a medical emergency. Neighbors said she accelerated and drove off of an elevated driveway on Riviere Du Chien Road. The vehicle went through bushes and over a retaining wall. The vehicle then rolled on its side and caught fire. A repairman scheduled to be at her house saw the flames and called 911. Neighbors said the response was quick, but first responders couldn’t save Mrs. Callahan.


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