PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Police confirm two people have died after a 3-vehicle accident on Highway 80 in Phenix City, Ala. on Thursday.
Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry, Jr. confirmed the names of the victims. The two men were identified as Justin King Ford, 27, and Brandon Sherman, 22, both of Ladonia, AL.
Their cause of death has been ruled as blunt force trauma. The victims were both wearing seatbelts at the time of the fatal accident, according to the Phenix City Police Department.
Another person was transported to the hospital, and the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.
Evelyn Dyer, a woman who lives near the scene of the accident, spoke about what she saw.
"It was a three-car accident. I did not approach the vehicles, my nephew did," Dyer said. "And when he did you can tell by his facial expressions it was bad. My child also went near the accident and she knew both the people in the accident. She went to school with and was friends with them. It's something you just don't won't to ever look at."
Dyer says she lost her husband after wreck at the same intersection 12 years ago and that many accidents occur there frequently.
There will be a memorial fund for Brandon Sherman that is set up by Wendy Waterford, the aunt of Brandon Sherman and Justin King.
You may go to any Wells Fargo bank and donate to Brandon's memorial fund.
There will also be a fund for Justin King shortly.
Details about the victims are still limited at this time, but we will provide you more information as it becomes available.