Two Alabama men killed in head-on collision with truck, troopers report

Published 1:48 pm Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Two Alabama men were killed this week when the car in which they were passengers collided, head-on with a pick-up truck, state troopers report.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 5:40 a.m. Monday claimed the lives of twp Alexander City, Alabama, men and hospitalized four others.

Kevin A. Espinoza, 22, and Rogelio G. Salinas, 42, were both fatally injured when the 2015 Nissan Altima in which they were passengers collided head-on with a 2021 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by David T. Cornejo, 19, of Randleman, N.C.

Espinoza and Salinas were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cornejo was injured and transported to East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC)-Lanier in Valley.

The driver of the 2015 Nissan Altima, Rolando E. Vazquez, 44, also of Alexander City, was also injured and transported to EAMC in Opelika.

Two additional passengers in the Dodge Ram, Luis D. Perez, 22, of Asheboro, N.C., and Orlando P. Echevarria, 27, also of Asheboro, N.C., were both injured as a result of the crash.

Perez was transported to EAMC-Lanier and Echevarria was transported to Piedmont Hospital in Columbus, Ga.

The crash occurred on Alabama 50 near the 49 mile marker, approximately four miles west of Lanett, in Chambers County.