Wrong-Way Vehicle Accident on Bridge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Tragically Kills One
TUSCALOOSA, AL. – According to an online news story reported at wbrc.com, a wrong-way vehicle accident that happened on a bridge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tragically killed one person. The victim has not yet been identified, and authorities are still working to determine what caused the crash.*
The accident happened in the early morning on Lurleen Wallace at the Hugh Thomas Bridge. Authorities and WBRC report that around 2:15 a.m., a vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lane of the roadway. It is not clear at this time why the driver was in the wrong lane or how long the driver had been traveling in the wrong lane. The make and model of the vehicle were not reported in the news story.
At the bridge, the wrong-way vehicle crashed head-on into a tanker truck that had been headed south in the southbound lane. The company affiliated with the tanker truck was not named in the report, and it is not clear how heavy a load the truck had been carrying at the time of the accident. Following the impact, the report says, a fire broke out. It is unclear whether both vehicles were involved in the fire.
WBRC reports that the driver of the wrong-way vehicle tragically died in the accident. This person has not yet been identified. The report did not say whether any passengers were in this vehicle when the crash occurred.
The driver of the tanker truck was also not identified in the news report. The report does not indicate whether he or she sustained any injuries or whether anyone else was in the truck at the time of the accident.
Authorities are still working to investigate the crash, and no additional information about the incident was included in the news report.
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