Two fatal wrecks happen in Chilton

Published 1:05 pm Thursday, March 29, 2012

Two traffic-related fatalities occurred in Chilton County on consecutive days.

About 5 p.m. on March 23, a 2008 Honda Accord struck a 2012 Scion TC when the driver of the Honda changed lanes on Interstate 65, according to State Troopers spokeswoman Robyn Litchfield.

The Scion left the roadway about 2.5 miles north of Jemison, went into the median and struck a tree.

Chiquise Christiana Sharese Miller, 21, of Montgomery was killed. She was not wearing a seat belt.

Less than 24 hours later, a motorcycle wreck claimed the life of Justin Edward Gillen, 27, of Brierfield.

Troopers said speed was a factor when Gillen’s Honda motorcycle left Chilton County Road 50, about a quarter mile east of Thorsby, and struck a ditch and power pole.

Litchfield said Troopers are still investigating both wrecks.