• May 11, 2017

Jerry Alamo, Aretha Chavis Killed, Glenda Alamo Injured in Durham, NC, Accident

Durham, NC -- March 20, 2017, Jerry Alamo and Aretha Chavis were killed, Glenda Alamo and seven others were hurt, after a wrong-way drunk driving accident.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol released details concerning the fatal accident which happened that Monday along northbound lanes of I-85. According to their findings, 49-year-old Chavis was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of travel. As she did so, she crossed paths with an oncoming Ford Expedition driven by 29-year-old Jerry Alamo. Jerry couldn't avoid the wrong-way vehicle, and a head-on collision occurred.

Both Alamo and Chavis were killed in the collision. 36-year-old Glenda and seven others were passengers in the Ford. All were taken to a hospital for treatment, Glenda said to be in critical condition and the other with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following the incident, it was determined that Chavis had a BAC level of 0.26 after the accident. They have not released any additional information at this time.

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