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A four-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 10:57 p.m. Saturday, March 12, has claimed the life of a Montgomery woman.
Danielle C. Fitzgerald, 26, was fatally injured when the 2016 Chevrolet Cruz she was driving crossed the center line of the roadway and collided head-on with a 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven by Peter T. Shealey, 56, of Lanett.
A 2013 Nissan Maxima driven by Nehesha N. Williams, 44, of Salem was traveling ahead of Shealey’s Dodge Ram and swerved to avoid Fitzgerald in the Cruz, but, as a result, struck a guardrail. After Fitzgerald and Shealey’s vehicles collided, they then struck the nearby guardrail and subsequently caught on fire.
A 2018 Ford Edge driven by Gory S. Prince, 51, of Fayetteville, Ga., struck the rear of the Dodge Ram driven by Shealey and also caught fire after the initial impact.
Fitzgerald was pronounced deceased at the scene. Shealey and Angela Glaze, 55, a passenger in Shealey’s Dodge Ram and also of Lanett, were both transported to Baptist Medical Center South for medical treatment.
The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 126 near the 5 mile marker, approximately two miles east of Montgomery.
Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.