Madison Shaque Death: According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, a two-vehicle collision early on Saturday morning at the crossroads of Skyland Boulevard East and Interstate 20/59 resulted in the deaths of two local youths and the injuries of two more.
According to TPD spokesperson Stephanie Taylor, officers were called at 1:50 in the morning to a collision involving a 2022 Tesla and a semi-truck that pinned the vehicle beneath the trailer and trapped the four occupants inside.
Despite the fact that the victims’ names were not released by the authorities, numerous social media posts from the victims’ friends and relatives indicated that the accident occurred the morning after prom at Bryant High School.
The posters identified the driver as Bryant High School student Madison Sims, 17, and the front-seat passenger as Uniontown resident Samuel Brown, 18. At the scene, both were declared dead.
According to Brown’s Facebook profile, he played basketball and football when a senior at R.C. Hatch High School. He released his senior pictures in January and shared his enthusiasm for graduation.
In the days following the fatal collision, Sims’ collage of photos of the two teenagers was shared nearly 15,000 times and had over 18,000 reactions.
Another 17-year-old female from Marion was transported to DCH Regional Medical Center with minor injuries and is said to be in good condition as of Saturday morning, according to Taylor, who added that an 18-year-old female from Montgomery was also transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with life-threatening injuries.
The accident’s cause is still being looked into.