Conecuh County fatal crash shuts down I-65

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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According to officials, a fatal accident occurred over the weekend in Conecuh County. Shutting down I-65 south bound for hours on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, a four-vehicle crash, occurring at 1:41 p.m., claimed the life of a Century, Fla., male juvenile and injured another.

The seven-year-old male juvenile was killed when the vehicle he was riding in, a 2007 Chevrolet Colorado, was struck by a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. William Farris, 20, of Pensacola, Fla., was driving the Jeep Wrangler.

Sergeant Derek R. Gessner shared, “The juvenile was transported to Evergreen Medical Center where he died from his injures. Farris was injured and transported to Evergreen Medical Center.”

The driver of the Chevrolet, April Graham, 30, of Century, FL. was uninjured in the crash. A 2017 Chrysler Pacifica driven by Philippe Abrigo, 66, of Orange Park FL. and a 2013 Ford F-250 driven by Michael Callens, 55, of Birmingham received minor damage in the crash.

The crash occurred at the 96.4-mile marker on Interstate 65, one mile west of Evergreen.

ALEA Troopers will continue to investigate and information will be released as it becomes available.