Wagswoofs – On Tuesday, Oct. 31, at around 3:31 p.m., a multi-vehicle accident tragically claimed the lives of a man and woman from Troy. Chloe Nichol Hardy, only 19 years old, was driving a 1997 Toyota 4-Runner when it was hit by a 2000 GMC C1500 driven by Albert James Grubbs, 58, of Clayton. The 4-Runner then collided head-on with a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Warren Joseph Day, 35, of Luverne, and later with a 2012 Ford F-250 driven by Joshua Adam Karsten, 34, of Ariton. Sadly, Chloe and a passenger in the 4-Runner, Edward Olanda Hardy, II, 22, who were not wearing seatbelts, were both ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Day and Karsten were injured and taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention. The accident happened on U.S. 231 near the 175 mile marker, approximately three miles south of the city limits of Troy, in Pike County. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division is investigating the incident and no further information is available at this time.
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