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.


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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