Three people killed in head-on collision on Alabama highway

Published 7:05 am Friday, November 18, 2022

Three people were killed earlier this week in a two-vehicle, head-on collision on an highway in Alabama.

Alabama state troopers say the two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m. Tuesday.

George G. Turner, 75, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., was fatally injured when the 2015 Ford Taurus he was driving collided head-on with the 2017 Lexus RX 350 driven by William J. Canary Jr., 70, of Montgomery, Alabama.

Zoya A. Turner, 64, and Vladislav Y. Shemonaev, 36, both of DeFuniak Springs, who were passengers in the Taurus, were also fatally injured.

George Turner, Zoya Turner and Shemonaev were all pronounced deceased at the scene. Canary was transported to Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery for medical treatment.

The crash occurred on U.S. 331 near the 82 mile marker, approximately 15 miles south of Montgomery, in Montgomery County.