MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - An early Wednesday morning wreck leaves three people dead. Thevictims involved are 19-year-old Chase Stevens of Semmes,19-year-old Justin Averette of Theodore, and 35-year-old MichaelVise of Mobile.
Alabama State Troopers are still trying to find out what causedthe crash. It happened on Highway 43, just south of MountVernon.
A Honda and F-150 wrecked beyond recognition. The top of theblack truck was gone, and parts of the car were strewn all acrossthe road. Sheriff's deputies, state troopers and fire-rescue allrushed to the scene, after troopers got a call about a two vehicleaccident near Andry Road.
"A Honda Accord was traveling southbound on U.S. 43. For anunknown reason, it left the roadway, entered the median, and cameback up in northbound traffic and struck a F-150 pick-up truck headon. Three people died on the scene. Both passengers in the HondaAccord were pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the pick-uptruck was pronounced dead on the scene," Corporal Steve Smithsaid.
Benjamin Hugener, 25, of Mobile, was the only person whosurvived the mangled mess.
"The right front seat passenger of the pick-up truck was takento USA Medical Center in critical condition," Smith added.
It's still very early in the investigation. While traffic wasdiverted, troopers tried to figure out what exactly happened andwhy the car left roadway.
"Right now we have a state reconstruction team here and they'reputting the pieces of the wreck back together and reconstructingthe accident," Smith added.
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