Tuscaloosa Toddler, Woman Killed in Monday Afternoon Interstate Wreck
A toddler and a 33-year-old woman were killed in a wreck on Interstate 20/59 that snarled traffic near Tuscaloosa for hours on end Monday afternoon.
Corporal Reginal King, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers, said the collision took place around 4:15 p.m. near Exit 68 in Tuscaloosa County.
King said the victim, Tuscaloosa's 33-year-old Laquavia Thomas, was driving a 2021 Kia Forte on the interstate when the vehicle was struck by a 2019 Kenworth tractor-trailer being driven by a Mississippi man.
The Kia then struck a 2017 Honda CRV, which was then involved in a third separate collision with a Caddilac Escalade.
Thomas and her passenger, a 3-year-old toddler, were both killed and pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The four-car pileup snarled traffic on the interstate for hours, and the westbound lanes of I-20 were not reopened until after 9 p.m.
No further details were available Tuesday afternoon as State Troopers continue to investigate the deadly collision.
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