Man Killed in Collision with Semi-Truck in Montgomery, Alabama
MONTGOMERY, AL. – An online news story from wsfa.com reports that a man was killed January 30 in a collision with a semi-truck in Montgomery, Alabama. The victim has been identified, but authorities have not yet released a cause for the collision.*
The accident occurred in the early evening on January 30 on Mobile Highway in Montgomery. At about 5:30 p.m., a 1993 Chevrolet Sport van somehow collided with a 2015 Peterbilt 337 semi-truck at the intersection with Westgate Drive. The Chevy van was reportedly traveling southbound, while the semi-truck was traveling northbound.
Authorities did not report whether the collision was head-on, and they did not otherwise provide information about the nature of the crash. It is not clear how the crash happened or whether one of the drivers was at fault in the accident. Police did not say whether anyone would be cited or charged for the accident.
The driver of the Chevy van suffered critical injuries, and officials pronounced him deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 60-year-old Howard Lee Perry, of Montgomery. It does not appear that any passengers were riding in the van with Perry at the time of the crash.
The driver of the semi-truck was not identified. Reports indicate an ambulance crew transported this driver to a nearby hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. His or her injuries were reportedly minor. No information was reported about whether the driver was working for a carrier at the time.
The Montgomery Police Department is still investigating the crash, and officers have not released additional information at this time.
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