Troopers still looking for vehicle involved in fatalities

Published 11:19 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The family of three men killed in a wreck Saturday and the Alabama State troopers are still looking for answers.

Demetrius Moseley, 25, of Riverdale, Ga.; and Don Moseley, 30, and Joseph Moseley, 33, both of Jonesboro, Ga. died from a crash on Alabama Highway 219 and Moores Ferry Road in the early hours of the day.

Alabama State troopers believe the 1998 Ford Escort carrying the three victims collided with a tractor-trailer type of vehicle.

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“Evidence at the scene indicates the Escort failed to yield the right of way to the second vehicle, and that the driver of the second vehicle may have been unaware of the crash at the time it occurred,” Cpl. Steve Jarrett said in a press release. “Troopers are attempting to identify and locate that driver to gain additional information about the crash.”

State police thought the accident occurred at 1:30 a.m., but a cousin of the three deceased Moseley men saw them well after that time.

“I saw them at 3:20 or 3:30 in the morning,” Barbara Merchant said. “We were all about to leave a club in Potters Station [Big House]. I left right before they left and I got home right at 4 [a.m.] because we live in Orrville.”

Troopers want the driver of the second vehicle to step forward because there are many questions that need to be answered. Family members want to know why the driver didn’t stop and provide any further information that can make sense of this accident.

“Troopers believe the second vehicle is a tractor-trailer-type commercial vehicle that was traveling north on Alabama 219,” Jarrett said. “The vehicle may have damage to the undercarriage of the trailer and damage to the wheels or tires on the trailer. It also may bear blue paint transfer resulting from contact with the Escort.”

Troopers ask anyone with knowledge of this matter to contact the Selma State Trooper Post at 874-8234.