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Adult, teen killed in I-65 wreck in Lowndes County

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 9:15 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2021 at 9:27 PM CST
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LOWNDES COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama state troopers confirm that a Tuesday morning wreck in Lowndes County was fatal.

The wreck happened around 7:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 southbound near the 150 mile marker, approximately five miles east of Hayneville.

Troopers say a GMC Sierra struck the rear end of a Freightliner tractor-trailer that was parked on the roadway’s shoulder.

Two passengers in the Sierra were pronounced dead at the scene. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said the victims were a 50-year-old and 16-year-old from Jonesboro, Georgia. ALEA identified the adult as Jose L. Badillo.

Troopers said neither one was wearing a seat belt.

Troopers say the Sierra’s driver, a 17-year-old from Waco, Texas, was taken to a local hospital in unknown condition.

The wreck caused delays for hours until early Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to ALEA, the Burkville, Fort Deposit and Sand Ridge fire departments were among the responders on the scene.

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