From The Tribune staff reports
FAIRFIELD — The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified a woman killed in a crash on Interstate 59/20 on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
Rita Faye Thomas, 37, of Vance, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Thomas was the driver of a Kia Soul that lost control on the interstate and struck a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder of the road. A passenger of the Kia was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is investigating the cause of the crash.