Two killed in Alabama interstate crash involving 18-wheeler, three other vehicles

Published 6:34 am Sunday, December 3, 2023

Two people were killed in an Alabama interstate crash that involved an 18-wheeler and three other vehicles.

According to a news release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the multi-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 9:37 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

Kevin T. Olson, 72, and Lilly L. Olson, 73, of Princeton, Ill., were both fatally injured when the 2019 Ford F-150 pickup Kevin Olson was driving collided head-on with the 2024 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Alfred L. Giles, 62, of Mobile.

Before colliding with the 2019 Ford F-150 the 2024 Freightliner struck the 2021 Genesis G90, driven by Leander Robinson, 68, of Greenville, in the rear end.

The 2024 Freightliner then crossed the median and struck the 2019 Ford F-150 head-on.

The 2019 Ford F-150 was then struck in the rear by the 2022 Ford F-150 driven by Steven L. Olbert, 75, of Oostburg, Wis.

The crash included a total of four vehicles, the 2019 Ford F-150, 2024 Freightliner tractor-trailer, 2021 Genesis G90, and the 2022 Ford F-150.

Kevin and Lilly Olson were both pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Interstate 65 near the 197 mile marker, approximately three miles south of Verbena, in Autauga County.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.