Head-On Crash on U.S. 84 Near Coffeeville, Alabama, Causes One Fatality
COFFEEVILLE, AL. – According to an online news report posted at fox10tv.com, a head-on vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 84 near Coffeeville, Alabama, caused one fatality. The news report indicates that one other person was seriously injured in the crash, which is still under investigation by authorities.*
The accident took place in the morning at an unknown location on U.S. 84. The report indicates the collision occurred east of Coffeeville but does not provide a mile marker or intersection to specify the site of the accident. Authorities and Fox 10 report that at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1996 Ford Ranger was traveling on the highway and somehow crossed over the centerline.
It is not clear what direction the Ford had been traveling. Upon crossing the centerline, the Ford entered traffic bound in the opposite direction and crashed head-on into a 2016 Mack truck. Investigators have not yet said what circumstances led to the collision. It is unclear what caused the driver of the Ford to leave his lane of travel.
Fox 10 reports that the driver of the Ford was tragically killed in the crash. Officials identified him as a 42-year-old man from Coffeeville. It does not appear that anyone was riding with him in the vehicle at the time of the accident, as no passengers were mentioned.
Fox 10 further reports that the driver of the Mack truck was injured in the crash and airlifted to USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama. He was identified as a 46-year-old man from Waynesboro, Mississippi. The seriousness of his injuries and his current condition are not known. No passengers were said to have been in his vehicle, either.
Local authorities are continuing to investigate the accident, and no further information has been reported at this time.
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