A man died Thursday afternoon after the truck he was riding in struck two other vehicles before overturning into the median of I-65 in Baldwin County, Alabama State Troopers said.
James Gicheha Njengere was the passenger in a 2000 Toyota Tundra that hit the back of an attenuator truck around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on I-65 North at exit 31 in Baldwin County, according to Sgt. John “Daryl” Bogle. The attenuator truck was behind a paint striping crew that was working on the interstate.
After the collision with the attenuator truck, the Tundra struck a commercial vehicle and then overturned into the median.
The driver of the Tundra, identified as 24-year-old Esau Waweru Kariuki of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was taken to University in Hospital in Mobile with undisclosed injuries.
Njengere was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said.
Alabama teacher dead in fatal crash on I-65 NB in Baldwin County
UPDATE— ALEA identified the deceased as 69-year-old James Njengere, a teacher at the Alabama School of Mathematics & Science.
The accident occurred Thursday afternoon on Interstate 65 northbound near the 31 mile marker.
Few details are available. Expect delays in the area.