Fatal Accident Sunday in DeKalb County

A call came in at approximately 12:30 Sunday morning (January 15th) to Fort Payne Police Dispatch that an accident had occurred on I-59 near Lebanon Road.  

Francisco Felipe Juan, age 23 of Fort Payne, driving a 2012 Infiniti G37 struck a cable barrier then struck Sybil L Duncan, age 43 of Etowah, TN, driving a 2022 KIA Rio.

Francisco Juan was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and passenger Alex Randy Marroquin, age 21 of Fort Payne, was transported to DeKalb Regional by the DeKalb Ambulance Service.  Another passenger, Gavino Diego Francisco, age 21 from Fort Payne, was transported to Erlanger Hospital by the DeKalb Ambulance Service, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Sybil Duncan was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital; Juan and Duncan remain hospitalized and the accident is still under investigation.

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