Three Vehicle Collision Involving Semi-Truck Leaves One Dead in Athens, Alabama
On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at around 5 a.m., Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Troopers (ALEA) received reports of a three-vehicle crash near the 355-mile marker on I-65 in Athens, Alabama. The crash involved an RV, a black pickup truck, and an 18-wheeler. According to responding troopers, the RV was disabled on the road where there was no shoulder available. The pickup truck crashed into the back of the RV followed by the 2019 Freightliner tractor-tractor crashing into the pickup. As a result, 31-year-old Deontae Demar Townsend was killed.
“Accidents happen every day on our roads. It is something professional drivers – like truck drivers – should expect. It is imperative for truck drivers to always keep a lookout for accidents, stalled or disabled vehicles, and crashes ahead of them.”
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