2 women killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-459 in Bessemer identified

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BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — A multi-vehicle crash on I-459 in Bessemer resulted in the deaths of two women Thursday morning.

According to the Bessemer Police Department, the crash occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on the northbound lanes near mile marker 6. Both victims were in separate vehicles.

Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates released the identities of the two drivers as Lauren Jerrie Nabors, 20, and Rachel Canant Long, 49.

A preliminary investigation suggests Nabor’s vehicle crossed the median and struck Long’s vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.

No other information has been released at this time.

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