Updated: Woman killed in Alabaster crash on I-65

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 46-year-old Montgomery woman was killed after the Chevrolet Trailblazer she was riding in overturned and collided with a Toyota Camry at about 6:45 p.m. on June 20.

Natalie Perez died in the wreck, which sent three others to the hospital. The wreck happened near the 235 mile marker of Interstate 65, which is a few miles south of Alabaster, and closed down the interstate for a few hours while Alabama State Troopers investigated the scene.

Alabama State Troopers said there were six occupants in the Trailblazer, none of who were wearing seat belts. The driver of the Trailblazer was transported to UAB Hospital with serious injuries, and an 8-year-old passenger was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the Camry – the only person in the vehicle – was wearing a seat belt and was transported to UAB Hospital with minor injuries.

In a media release issued on June 21, Alabama Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Sgt. Steve Jarrett encouraged everyone to wear seat belts when driving or riding in a vehicle.