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UPDATE: 2 women killed in accident on I-459 NB identified

Published: Oct. 7, 2021 at 9:50 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2021 at 12:13 PM CDT
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BESSEMER, Ala. (WBRC) - The names of two women killed in an accident on I-459 Thursday morning have been released.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as 20-year-old Lauren Jerrie Nabors of Fairfield and 49-year-old Rachel Canant Long of Pleasant Grove.

The accident happened on I-459 North at Morgan Road at 8:24 a.m.

Authorities say Nabors Honda Civic was traveling south on I-459 when it crossed the center grass medium into the northbound lanes and hit Long’s Chevrolet Trail Blazer head-on.

Bessemer Police are investigating the accident.

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