According to Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe, the crash happened near the Sharon Boulevard exit in the eastbound lane of Corridor X.
The incident occured when a mid-sized pickup truck hit the back of a Ford Taurus.
Poe said the Taurus was experiencing tire problems and was traveling at a slow speed with its hazard lights flashing. He also said the roads were extremely foggy during the time the crash occurred.
The first 911 call regarding the collision came in about 5:38 a.m.
Three men were pronounced dead on the scene: the driver of the vehicle, 27-year-old Miguel Perez Ralios, as well as passengers Tomas Perez Ralios, 22, and Guillermo Ortiz, 21.
Another passenger of the Taurus and the driver of the pickup truck were both rushed to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.
Cpl. Steve Smith, public information officer for the Alabama State Troopers, said the driver of the pickup had non-life threatening injuries.
Though reports from al.com stated the three men who died were from Jasper, Smith could not confirm where they were from. Poe said each of the four men in the vehicle carried identification from Guatemala.
The collision is under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.
In addition to the Walker County Coronorer’s Office, Yerkwood and Dora fire departments as well as the Walker County Sheriff’s Office and the Dora Police Department responded to the collision.
Poe said the Barney Fire Department was first on the scene.