MULGA, Ala. (WIAT) — Two siblings were killed Monday morning in a crash in Mulga. Update: The siblings have now been identified as Meagan (17) and Michael (9).
According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the 1300 block of Short Creek Road to investigate an accident involving a car and a semi truck. Four siblings were in the car.
A 9-year-old boy in the car suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The adult driver of the car and two juvenile passengers were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. The 17-year-old female passenger died at the hospital from injuries received in the accident.
A third child, a 15-year-old female, is in critical condition according to Children’s Hospital at 5 p.m. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office previously released information that she had passed away, but it was revealed later that information was incorrect.
The 19-year-old driver of the car is in the hospital in serious condition, but is expected to survive, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the truck was not injured.
Both vehicles were traveling along Alabama Highway 269 in opposite directions. The car reportedly turned across the highway in the path of the truck and both vehicles collided.
“This accident obviously has devastated a family. It will be heart-wrenching for the family, friends and everyone in the community. Our hearts are with them,” Chief Deputy Randy Christian said. “God wrap your loving arms around this family as they deal with this unimaginable heartbreak.”
The Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.
The family has started a GoFundMe to support the family in this time of need, which can be found by following this link here.