At 1:48 p.m. Wednesday a 2006 Ford Taurus driven by Alessandra Alexandrou, 17 a student from Dallas was northbound on Interstate 45 approximately 5 miles north of Huntsville when for unknown reasons she left the roadway and entered the southbound lanes partially overturning. An 18-wheeler driven by Andrew Mecke, 58 of Greer, South Carolina was southbound and struck Alexandrou’s vehicle killing her and her passenger Daniel Thomas Carey, 18, also a student from Dallas. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by Walker County Justice of the Peace Mark Holt and taken to Huntsville Memorial Funeral Home.
The truck driver was taken to Huntsville Memorial Hospital in good condition with lacerations.
The accident was investigated by Troopers Masters, Jones, Harris, Alders also Sgt. Steven McNiel, Sgt. Steven Jeter and Corporal Rozo.