Bessemer Super Highway Car Crash Death of Raphael Lavontae Kennedy – Obituary
31-year-old Raphael Lavontae Kennedy of Bessemer has died in a fatal Bessemer Super Highway car crash that occurred on Saturday, September 11, 2021. It happened at about 12:16 a.m. a mile north of Midfield when Raphael, while in a 2005 Chrysler 300, struck a Buick Lucerne, before traveling into oncoming traffic where he crashed into a Toyota Corolla.
Police say Raphael did not have a seatbelt at the time of the Bessemer 3-car-wreck. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
36-year-old Terry Jones of Bessemer suffered injuries and was hospitalized. The driver of the Buick, 53-year-old Clifford Wayne Keith, from Birmingham, did not sustain any injuries.
The accident is still being investigated by troopers.