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2 people killed in accident off I-459 in Birmingham

Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 9:45 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire Rescue crews are investigating an accident that killed two people Monday morning.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. at Derby Parkway and John Rogers Drive off I-459.

The Jefferson County coroner said three people were in a car that caught fire after the vehicle struck a utility pole. The cause and circumstances surrounding the wreck are being investigated by the Birmingham Police Department.

One person was taken to UAB in critical condition.

The coroner identified one of the victims as 23-year-old Elizabeth Shae Witte of Birmingham. The second victim was 28-year-old Matthew David Merchant of Springville. The coroner confirmed Merchant was identified through dental records.

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