Man Killed in Five-Vehicle Crash on I-85 in Alabama
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, AL. – September 20, 2018 (wsfa.com) According to an online news report from wsfa.com, a man was killed September 20 in a five-vehicle collision on Interstate 85 in Alabama.*
The collision occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. on September 20 on I-85 South in Montgomery County, Alabama. Near the area of Waugh, Alabama, a 2008 Hyundai Elantra collided with a 1994 Chevrolet C1500 pickup. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports that after the initial crash, three other vehicles became involved, including a 2018 Ford Fiesta, a 2015 Honda Accord, and a 2012 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.
The driver of the Hyundai, 51-year-old David Ronald Self, of Auburn, Alabama, died in the collision. The drivers of the Chevy, the Honda, and the Ford, all of whom have not been identified, were injured and transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. The extent of their injuries and their current medical conditions are not known.
Alabama authorities are continuing to investigate the collision and have not yet released additional information. It is not clear at this time how the accident occurred.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest rate of vehicle crash deaths among high-income countries in the world. The fatal crash rates in the U.S. are highest when measured both by population (10.3 deaths per every 100,000 people) and by registered vehicles (1.24 deaths per every 10,000 registered vehicles). The U.S. also has the fifth-highest rate of motor vehicle deaths based on miles traveled (1.10 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled).
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