Two killed, three injured in three-vehicle wreck

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) – The Alabama Department of Public Safety is reporting that two people were killed in a three-vehicle wreck on Tuesday near Vance. The wreck took place at 11:38 a.m. on Highway 11 at the 99 mile marker, near the Mercedez Benz exit.

Troopers say a 1998 Nissan Quest, driven by 35-year-old Kathy Gallegos,  struck the rear of a Toyota Sienna while the vehicles were headed northbound. The Sienna was forced into the opposing lane where it collided with at 2011 International Tractor Trailer, driven by 46-year-old Thomasa Horton.

18-year-old Gregory Deonta Chaney and 44-year-old Sergio Castillo Rivas were killed when they were ejected from the Sienna. Neither were wearing seatbelts.

The driver of the Sienna, 50-year-old Daniel P. Silveria, was transported to UAB Hospital. The drivers of the other vehicles were taken to DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

The wreck remains under investigation by state troopers.

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