Two Killed in Head-On Crash in Jefferson County, Alabama
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL. – According to a news story reported online at al.com, two people were killed in a head-on vehicle crash that took place in Jefferson County, Alabama. The collision reportedly involved three vehicles in total, and the cause of the accident is not yet known.*
The accident took place in the early evening on May 11 on Interstate 22 in Jefferson County. Authorities and al.com report that at approximately 5:10 p.m., a 1995 GMC pickup truck was traveling west on I-22. Near the area of Cherry Avenue and Birmingham, Alabama, the pickup truck traveled into the median of the interstate.
The news report says the GMC pickup then entered into the eastbound lanes of I-22, where it ran into a Chevrolet Equinox. Following this collision, the GMC then crashed head-on into a Toyota Rav4. It is not yet clear what caused the driver of the GMC to veer into the median and the east lanes of the interstate.
Al.com reports that a passenger in the Toyota was ejected from the vehicle during the impact and died from his injuries. He was identified as a 40-year-old man from Gardendale, Alabama.
In addition, al.com reports that a passenger in the GMC pickup was killed in the collision. He was identified as a 45-year-old man from Lambert, Alabama. Al.com further reports that the drivers of the Toyota and the GMC were transported to UAB for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
It is not clear if anyone inside the Chevy was injured. The accident is still under investigation.
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