Editor’s Note: In today’s print edition of the North Jefferson News, this story was published with an incorrect headline. This website version is correct.

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David Wayne Mathews, 40, of Gardendale was killed Sunday when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by another vehicle in a head-on collision on I-22. 

A second man, Jon Costello Nunley, 45, of Lambert, Miss., was a passenger in the other vehicle and also died at the scene. 

According to police, the vehicle Nunley was a passenger in crossed the median of I-22, near the Cherry Ave. exit, on Saturday at approximately 5 p.m., struck a vehicle and then struck the SUV Mathews was in head-on. 

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to a local hospital, but their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. 

The interstate was closed for approximately 5 hours as a result of the crash. 

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