Wrong-way crash on I-43 near Chase Avenue; woman, man killed

Two people are dead following a wrong-way crash on southbound I-43 near Chase Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 11.

Both drivers, Ivy Caldwell, 27, and Tyler Anderson, 19, died from their injuries. 

Sheriff's officials said a preliminary investigation revealed Caldwell drove the wrong way onto the highway and collided with Anderson's vehicle.

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Holding flowers and a card she just got for Mother’s Day, Kassandra Anderson fought tears Wednesday afternoon, remembering her son hours after his death.

"My last memories," said Kassandra Anderson. "'Happy Mother’s Day, Mama.  I love you with everything in me.' The detectives came to my house at 4 a.m. to tell me my son had been killed."

Tyler Anderson

"Now, I don’t have my baby," said Kassandra Anderson. "My baby is gone. I love him. I’m going to miss him. These people need to slow down and drive carefully."

The wreck brought traffic to a standstill for hours.