UPDATED: Victims of fatal Pelham traffic accident identified

Published 9:41 am Monday, December 23, 2019

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

PELHAM – The identities of two victims involved in a deadly two-vehicle crash in Pelham the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 21, have been revealed, as investigators continue to determine what led to the crash.

On Dec. 23, Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans confirmed 58-year-old David Schilleci of Helena and 57-year-old James Weaver from Birmingham were both killed in the accident that occurred on Shelby County 11 in the area of Kelly Drive in Pelham.

Schilleci was driving a pick-up truck and Weaver was driving a sedan at the time of the crash.

According to Pelham Police, one vehicle contained a driver and two other passengers, while the other vehicle was only occupied by the driver.

In addition to the fatalities, a woman and a toddler were both transported to area hospitals.

Following the crash, the Pelham Police Department said they did not know the relationship of the three people traveling in the same car.

On Monday, Dec. 23, Pelham Police Community Relations Coordinator Ainsley Allison said investigators continue to investigate the crash.

“The Shelby County Traffic Homicide Investigators and other agencies are still investigating and there is nothing more to release at this time,” Allison said.







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