Two children killed in wreck

Published 2:14 pm Monday, December 30, 2013

Two children were killed and three adults injured in a five-vehicle wreck late Sunday night on Interstate 65 near Atmore.

Nadir Gillis, 9, and Naziya Gillis, 7, both of Camp LeJeune, N.C., were killed when the 2010 Dodge Challenger in which they were passengers was struck by a 2000 Freightliner truck driven by Terry Allen Wyatt, 57, of Andalusia, state troopers said. The incident occurred about three miles south of Atmore.

The driver of the Dodge, Isom Hodges, 28, and passenger Labricia Hodges, 30, both of Camp LeJeune,  were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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William C. Rousey, 42, of Lexington, Ky., was driving a 2004 Nissan and was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

Traffic was stopped in the southbound lane of Interstate 65 overnight and through Monday morning.

The other drivers involved sustained no injuries, troopers said. No additional details were available, and Alabama State Troopers are continuing their investigation.