Authorities have released the names of three people killed Wednesday night when the sport utility vehicle they were riding apparently stalled while crossing Highway 231 and was hit by a tractor-trailer.
The wreck happened near the Madrid community two miles north of the Florida/Alabama state line on U.S. 231.
Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said 32-year-old Kenneth Lamar McDaniel of Cottonwood, and his daughter, 14-year-old Nicole Shefold, survived the 8 p.m. wreck that killed his wife, 31-year-old Lisa Byrd McDaniel, their son, 10-year-old Johnny McDaniel, and the son's friend, nine-year-old Caleb Wise.
The father, who was driving, was treated at a hospital and his daughter, who was ejected from the vehicle along with one of the other children, underwent surgery Wednesday night. Their conditions were listed as critical.
The semi-driver from Tylersville, Texas, was not injured.
The Alabama Highway Patrol is investigating.