Science Teacher Dies in Crash on I-65 in Baldwin County

Caution signs out after a car wreck on the high way.

A teacher at the Alabama School of Math and Science died last Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident. Sixty-nine-year-old Dr. James Gicheha Njenge’re was a passenger in a 2000 Toyota Tundra that hit the back of an attenuator truck.

The accident happened around 12:30 p.m. on I-65 North at exit 31 in Baldwin County. Alabama State Troopers said the truck in which Njenge’re was traveling hit two vehicles before it turned over. Sgt. John “Daryl” Bogle said the attenuator truck was behind a work crew on the interstate.

After crashing into the attenuator truck, the Tundra hit a commercial vehicle and subsequently turned over into the median.

The driver of the Tundra, 24-year-old Baton Rouge Louisiana resident Esau Waweru Kariuki, was taken to University in Hospital in Mobile. His injuries were not disclosed.

The authorities said Njenge’re was not wearing a seat belt.

President of the Alabama School of Math and Science Dr. John Hoyle said the school fraternity was deeply saddened by Njenge’re’s sudden death. In an email to staff and students, he said Njenge’re would be missed and each member of the community had to lift and support the other.

Hoyle said Njenge’re’s legacy would live on in students’ hearts and endeavors.

He recalled that the beloved science teacher had recently asked to return to the Mobile school to add something to a student’s science project. The school had been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hoyle said Njenge’re was always willing to put others first and he loved his students. He also remembered him as a charismatic lecturer.

If you lost a loved one in a car accident that was not their fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an Alabama car accident lawyer for advice and representation.


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