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2 men killed in one of 2 wrecks on I-20 EB

Published: Apr. 5, 2022 at 6:22 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2022 at 6:24 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Traffic was backed up on I-20 EB after a tractor trailer caught fire at mile marker 138 and a fatal wreck occurred at mile marker 136.

I-20 East traffic is backed up just before the Old Leeds Rd exit and on I-459 North at Grants Mill Rd.

Tractor trailer fire shuts down I-20 EB  past I-459
Tractor trailer fire shuts down I-20 EB past I-459(ALGO)

According to Irondale Police, a truck carrying lithium batteries caught fire around 6 a.m. at mm 138. Irondale Fire & Rescue and a hazmat team are at the scene.

The second wreck involved a vehicle that went under an 18 wheeler at mile marker 136 around 6:20 a.m. The coroner was called to the scene.

Alabama state troopers said the two-vehicle crash happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. The accident killed two men.

Troopers said Edy Adaleberto Quich Osorio, 33, of Jasper, and his passenger, Victor Fabian Ventura , 52, of Rosario, Argentina, were both killed when the SUV driven by Osorio struck the rear of tractor-trailer that was stopped on the roadway because of a previous crash.

Osorio and Ventura were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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Heavy delays on I-20 EB past I-459 after what is believed to be a fatal wreck at MM 136. https://bit.ly/3Kbw671

Posted by WBRC FOX6 News on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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