Brantley woman dies in Pike County crash

Published 10:46 am Sunday, November 12, 2023

An early-morning crash in Pike County claimed the life of a Brantley woman and left another Crenshaw County resident injured Sunday.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reported Sunday morning that a Brantley woman, Mary Melissa Burgans, 41, died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash near Troy just before 2:30 a.m.

At approximately 2:22 a.m. Nov. 12, Burgans was fatally injured when the 2008 Honda Accord she was driving left the roadway, struck a fence and then a concrete mailbox. 

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“Burgans was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene,” said ALEA Sgt. Jeremy Burkett in an 8 a.m. release. 

A Brantley man, Robert W. Duncan, 46, was a passenger in the vehicle, and was also not using a seat belt at the time of the crash. According to Burkett, Duncan was injured and transported to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery for treatment. 

The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 87 near the 58-mile marker, approximately two miles south of Troy. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate and nothing further is available at this time.