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March 8, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
4 Dead in I-459 Crash Were Teens
(2008-03-21)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Four teens were killed today in a collision involving a FedEx Freight tractor-trailer and a Pontiac convertible driving in reverse on Interstate 459 in Birmingham.

The impact pushed the convertible across the interstate and into the median barrier. State trooper Sgt. Eddie Dodgen says for some reason the driver of the car was backing down the interstate in the right lane.

The Jefferson County Coroner's office said the victims were two 18-year-old males, and two sisters, who were 14 and 17. All four were pulled from the wreckage of the convertible. The FedEx driver was not hurt.

Names of the victims are not yet available.

At FedEx headquarters in Memphis, spokeswoman Sally Davenport says the company is ``still gathering details'' about the crash while cooperating with accident investigators. She says the company's ``thoughts and prayers'' go out to the crash victims.

Davenport says the FedEx Freight driver was based in Atlanta, but she did not immediately know his destination.

The accident happened just after 11 a.m.


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