Three people were killed and another was injured in a fiery four-vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 21, on Interstate 20 in Cleburne County, Ala., just west of the Georgia state line. State troopers told the Birmingham News that three tractor-trailers and one passenger vehicle were involved in the wreck shortly before 3 p.m. at the 211 mile marker on westbound I-20.
State trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville told the News that a car was hit from behind by a tractor-trailer in the eastbound lanes of I-20. All passengers were killed when the two vehicles burst into flames and crossed into westbound traffic, where they hit two oncoming tractor-trailers, he told the News. The bodies are so badly burned that it may take some time to identify them, Summerville told the News.
The driver of one of the westbound trucks was injured and taken to Regional Medical Center in Anniston; his condition was not available. The other driver was not seriously hurt. The westbound lanes of I-20 remained closed Wednesday night.