Fairfield, AL – Montez Undra Tolbert Jr. and Bishop Jones Killed in Crash on I-59
Fairfield, AL (March 01, 2021) – A fatal car accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 27th in the southbound lanes of Interstate 59 near milepost 118.
Alabama State Troopers reported that two cars sideswiped one another causing one of them to lose control, leave the roadway and overturn.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has since identified the victims as 25-year-old Montez Undra Tolbert Jr., a resident of Bessemer, and 23-year-old Bishop Jones, a resident of Hueytown.
Tolbert and Jones were both thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.
The passengers of the other vehicle were transported to UAB Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.
Troopers from the ALEA Highway Patrol Division are investigating the accident.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased victims.
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