At Least 1 Dead After 2 18 Wheelers Collide on Interstate 759 in Alabama

At Least 1 Dead After 2 18 Wheelers Collide on Interstate 759 in AlabamaGADSDEN, ALABAMA – Gadsden Fire Chief Stephen Carroll said two 18-wheelers were involved in a head-on collision Friday at about 5:01 a.m. local time. A second victim was hospitalized and eastbound lanes were closed.

Officials say, following a head-on collision between two 18-wheelers in Gadsden.

The accident happened about 5:01 a.m. this morning on Interstate 759 not far from the Gadsden Mall, Gadsden Fire Chief Stephen Carroll said.

Two trucks collided head-on about a mile east of Black Creek Parkway. One person is dead, and another has been taken to the hospital, Carroll said.

Apparently one truck strayed over into the eastbound lane and struck the other truck near the right shoulder of the road. Fire medics and fire crews are currently on the scene. The east bound lane has been completely shut down.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash. More information to come.


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