Jefferson County Sheriff: 1 person dead, 2 children injured in 3-vehicle accident on Carson Road

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- A three-vehicle accident on Carson Road Thursday morning claimed the life of one person and injured three others, including two children, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

The fatal crash occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m. near Indian Valley Road, where deputies arrived to find two adults and two children injured. All four victims, whose names are being withheld until all family members are notified, were transported to area hospitals.

A driver of one of the vehicles later died from injuries sustained in the accident while the other adult victim remains in critical condition. Both children are being treated for non-life threatening injuries and are expect to recover.

According to a release, the deceased victim attempted to pass another vehicle but ran out of space on the road to safely do so, causing the 3-car collision.{}