Second person dies as result of Friday Montgomery crash

Scene of fatal crash at Eastern Boulevard and Vaughn Road

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A second person has died as a result of an overnight crash Friday.

A 19-year-old died at the scene and now a 41-year-old passenger is dead as a result of her injuries sustained in the crash.

Police and first responders were called to the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Vaughn Road shortly after 1 a.m. in regards to a two-vehicle crash. The crash also started a vehicle fire which Montgomery Fire/Rescue crews extinguished.

An early morning crash on Eastern Boulevard claimed one life and sent two others to the hospital.
An early morning crash on Eastern Boulevard claimed one life and sent two others to the hospital. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

The crash involved a 2011 BMW 328I and a 2010 Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang, 19-year-old Tyequarius Salter, of Montgomery, was pronounced dead on the scene.

While the driver of the BMW was not injured, two passengers were taken to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

One of those passengers was Jennifer Gaston, 41, of Montgomery. Police said Gaston died as a result of her injuries Saturday.

A preliminary investigation indicates the BMW was traveling southbound on the Eastern Boulevard when it struck Salter’s vehicle, which was traveling eastbound on Vaughn Road.

The intersections of Vaughn Road and Eastern Boulevard, as well as Young Barn Road and Eastern Boulevard, were shut down for several hours while crews worked to process and clear the crash scene. The roadway has since reopened.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The status of the other passenger in the BMW has not changed.

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