Tractor-Trailer Crash in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Leaves Two Dead
TUSCALOOSA, AL. – According to an online news report published at al.com, a tractor-trailer collision on January 29 left two people dead in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. From preliminary investigation, it appears a vehicle failed to yield to the tractor-trailer at an intersection. The victims have not been identified at this time.*
The crash happened in the late evening on January 29 on Jack Warner Parkway in Tuscaloosa. At about 9 p.m., a Toyota 4Runner and a Quest Liner tractor-trailer were traveling on Jack Warner Parkway in opposite directions.
At the intersection with Bryant Bridge, both vehicles had a green light, and the 4Runner turned north in front of the tractor-trailer to enter the on-ramp at Bryant Bridge. The 4Runner traveled into the path of the tractor-trailer, and the two vehicles collided.
It is not yet clear why the driver of the 4Runner turned in front of the tractor-trailer. Authorities did not provide a cause for the accident or identify any potential areas of investigation. They also did not say whether the driver of the 4Runner had been found officially at fault. Reports said there was no evidence to suggest the driver of the tractor-trailer was impaired.
The driver of the 4Runner and a passenger in the 4Runner were critically injured in the wreck. Officials pronounced both deceased at the scene of the accident. Neither has been identified at this time.
It is not clear whether the driver of the tractor-trailer, who has also not been identified, was injured. It does not appear any passengers were in the tractor-trailer.
The Tuscaloosa Police Department responded to the scene, and the department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit is still in the process of investigating the accident.
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