Two killed in Saturday afternoon traffic wreck in Tuscaloosa

2 people killed in Tuscaloosa crash

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Two people were killed in a four vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.

The wreck happened around 4:13 p.m. That’s when police were called to the intersection of Hargrove Road and Skyland Boulevard.

When they arrived at the scene, police found the drivers of a Ford F-150 and a Ford Mustang dead at the scene. The drivers of a Saturn SUV and a utility van suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Mustang has been identified as 29-year-old Demetris Sterling Johnson of Tuscaloosa.

“He was just a nice guy. As far as him getting killed right here at this intersection at a place where he loved to shop is just tragic," according to Aldric Upchurch.

He’s still shocked over the death of Demetris Sterling Johnson on Saturday night. Upchuch saw him many times over the past year while shopping at this Walmart near the crash scene.

“Everybody saw the black vehicle over there and it was pretty much flattened,” Upchurch went on to say.

The driver of the F-150 has been identified as 33-year-old Wesley Worsham of Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit responded to the scene and the incident is still under investigation. Police are going through traffic cam and security video near the intersection to complete the accident reconstruction investigation.

According to police, a strong odor of alcohol was detected in the F-150. During their investigation, police say a half pint of Vodka was found between the legs of Worsham, the driver of the F-150.

“There’s a possibility indeed that alcohol was involved in it,” Lt. Teena Richardson explained.

Officers also said Wesley Worsham of Knoxville, Tennessee, who was also killed, smelled of alcohol and a pint of vodka was found between his legs.

Upchurch expressed traveling through this area will remain a painful reminder of a life cut short.

“Every time I leave my driveway. Every time I get to that traffic light headed down here I’m going to think about that accident and about him,” he concluded.

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