Atmore Man Killed In Head On Crash With Semi Truck

October 25, 2021

An Atmore man was killed in a wreck in Atmore Monday morning.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said 62-year old Robert Marion Hadley was driving a 2010 Ford F-150 northbound in the southbound lane and collided head-on with a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia semi driven by 55-year old Wendel L. Nelson, also of Atmore.

Hadley was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash happened just after 10 a.m. on Highway 21 near the Oak Hill Cemetery, just north of Walmart.

Alabama troopers are continuing their investigation.


7 Responses to “Atmore Man Killed In Head On Crash With Semi Truck”

  1. Patty Davis on October 31st, 2021 4:43 pm

    My prayers go out to the Hadley family. I worked with Bobby for many years. He will be missed.

  2. Janet on October 26th, 2021 10:05 pm

    @ concerned…you do realize that a man lost his life in this wreck, he had just buried his wife the week before, I’m quite sure that Bobby’s family could care less about some empty shelves in some store. Try and use your head next time before you begin hitting those keys, after all no one wants to read about truck drives & empty shelves in the same story they read about a death in their family. Come sense, try it you might learn something. Sorry to the children of Bobby & Jacque, I know you lost them both way to earlier & WAY to close together .. may GOD be with you

  3. Safebear on October 26th, 2021 6:14 am

    @concerned – Do you know if the guy intentionally didn’t get out of the way as you are implying? What if the guy had a medical emergency. It happens. Bless the families of all involved.

  4. john on October 26th, 2021 5:54 am

    Blessings to all affected. You do have to have your head on swivel driving in Escambia County.

  5. Susie on October 25th, 2021 7:03 pm

    @concerned you went waaaay off the beaten path there but I’m sure you meant well. Blessings, as well to the families.

  6. shirley on October 25th, 2021 6:34 pm


  7. concerned on October 25th, 2021 5:51 pm

    my heart goes out to both parties involved may both families find comfort at this time just before the holidays. with so much traffic these days I’m sure it can happen to any one of us and go the wrong way. I honestly think people who see a big truck will just move out of there way these guys work hard trying to deal and fight with traffic and they are the backbone of the chain stores just trying to get unloaded and get back home to their families. move over flag these guys on threw its not that hard. otherwise these store shelfs are gonna be bare with no food . please show truckers more respect. thanks

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