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Gadsen, AL – Three Killed in Motorcycle Crash at US Hwy 411 & Walnut St

Gadsen, AL (April 26, 2024) – A major motor vehicle accident reported in the Gadson area claimed three people’s lives. The incident involved a motorcycle and a truck at around 5:40 p.m. on April 22.


According to official reports, 19-year-old Izak Trey Stevens was riding a motorcycle near Walnut Street and US Highway 411. For unknown reasons, the motorcycle became involved in a collision with a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Stevens was fatally injured in the accident and immediately pronounced deceased at the scene by the Etowah County Deputy Coroner’s Office.


Two people in the pickup truck were severely hurt. Emergency medical services tended to a 2-year-old child and 20-year-old Juliana Murillo. The young child died while en route to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Juliana Murillo passed away from her injuries after arriving at a hospital in Gadsden. At this time, the incident is under investigation.


We offer our sympathies to the families of Izak Trey Stevens, Juliana Murillo, and the child who lost their life in this crash.


Fatal Auto Accidents in Alabama


In 2020, Alabama mourned the loss of more than 900 lives due to automobile accidents. Despite laws designed to protect drivers, the toll of fatalities from car crashes is on an upward trend.


The root of these tragic accidents often lies in driver negligence. There are several key behaviors that lead to many of the car accidents seen in Alabama:


  • Distractions: Using phones or other distractions takes focus away from driving, raising the chance of accidents with vehicles or pedestrians.

  • Impairment: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs diminishes decision-making skills and vehicle control.

  • Speeding: Going over the speed limit makes it harder to control a vehicle and avoid collisions.

  • Ignoring Traffic Signs: Skipping red lights, overlooking stop signs, or not yielding can cause serious or even fatal accidents.


The aftermath of losing someone in a fatal crash is overwhelmingly difficult, leaving families to face sudden financial and emotional strains from funeral costs, lost income, and more. Taking immediate legal action is crucial.


Partnering with an Alabama wrongful death lawyer means your family gets help pursuing a claim for compensation against those at fault. This step is important for easing the financial burden during such a hard time.


Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP commits to offering top-tier legal assistance for your wrongful death claim. We understand the overwhelming emotional weight of these cases and strive to secure justice for your loved one, providing your family with some form of closure. For support in filing a wrongful death suit or to learn more about our services, reach out to us at 205-349-2009.


Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.


Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.


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