An accident on Interstate 20/59 in West Alabama stopped traffic for several hours Sunday afternoon. The wreck also took two lives.
There are still few details available as to why the accident occurred. The Alabama Highway Patrol is currently investigating what happened. What is known at this time is that a silver Pontiac Vibe with North Carolina license plates was traveling North on Interstate 20/59. At mile marker 7-point-2 about a mile before the York exit, the car crossed the median. Tire tracks through the grass indicate that the vehicle entered the median sideways. When it reached the South-bound lane, the vehicle hit was hit head-on by a truck from Tyler, Texas.
Both vehicles had three occupants. All of the truck passengers were transported to a Meridian hospital. In the silver vehicle, a male was driving, he was also taken to the hospital. Also in the car were a 2-year-old child and the baby's mother. Both died at the scene. The victims have been identified as 35-year-old Susan Davis and Boone Davis of Apex, North Carolina.
The accident occurred shortly before noon and traffic was backed up past the Livingston exit, some 10 miles away. Around 4:30, traffic began to flow again in the South-bound lanes.
An unrelated accident occurred later Sunday evening in the south-bound lane of I-20/59 near the Greene / Sumter County line. One car was involved and there were no fatalities reported.