From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office identified three people killed in separate crashes over the weekend. All three wrecks happened on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020.
Early Saturday, Rigoberto Barrientos Morales, 34, was killed on Interstate 59/20, in Bessemer, when his GMC Tukon veered off the roadway and struck a concrete median wall. Morales was pronounced dead on the scene at 7:44 a.m. No one else was involved in the crash. The Bessemer Police Department is investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding the wreck.
Fred Shaloam Bell, 41, of Birmingham, died at St. Vincent’s East after a crash on Parkway East. The wreck happened at 6:25 p.m. at 8909 Parkway East. Coroner Bill Yates saidBell was traveling east on the Parkway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a curb, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times. No one else was in the car. Bell was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:55 p.m.
A one-year-old child was killed in a crash later Saturday. Around 9:42 p.m., a Volkswagen Passat stopped at a traffic light in the 5700 block of Valley Road, when a Dodge Ram pickup truck struck the vehicle and another vehicle, a Honda Accord, from behind. Madison Rayne Jones, 1, of Midfield, was taken to Children’s of Alabama where she was pronounced dead at 10:30 p.m. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.