Four people including two young children were killed in a three-vehicle crash late Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, it was around 4:25 p.m. when Demilo Graves, 26, of Slidell, La., was killed when the 1997 Ford Explorer he was driving struck a bridge rail before striking a 2012 Hyundai Sante Fe in the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 in Lowndes County, about seven miles north of Fort Deposit, Ala.
Investigators said the Ford then crossed the median and collided with a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.
Three passengers in the Ford were killed. They were 28-year-old Amber Horner and two children ages 3 and 4. A toddle younger than 2 survived and was taken to a hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
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All killed were pronounced dead at the scene.
The adult occupants were not using a seat belt and were ejected.
The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Baptist Medical South in Montgomery.
The case remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.
A preliminary investigation indicates alcohol may have been involved.