Five people die — four from Mississippi — in tragic accident on Alabama interstate

Published 4:55 pm Friday, May 12, 2023

Four of the five people who died in an Alabam car crash were from Mississippi, officials with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency confirmed.


  • A two-vehicle wreck occurred shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, on Interstate 59 north just south of Attala in Etowah County, Alabama.
  • The wreck involved a 2001 Chevy Malibu and a 2009 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck.


  • The driver of the Malibu, Jimie Francisco, of Crossville, Alabama, was fatally injured.
  • The Toyota caught on fire in the wreck. Nelson Loesa-Fernandez, the driver, and three passengers, Cesar Arano-Rosales and Yadira Loesa-Fernandez and Norma A. Gonzalez-Garcia, all of Lowndes County, Mississippi, all died at the scene.

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The crash remains under investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division.