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MPD investigating 18th traffic fatality


Officials say there are investigating the city's 18th traffic fatality after a two-vehicle collision.

Montgomery Police and Fire medics responded to I-65 south under the Highway 80 overpass in reference to a crash involving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2010 Freightliner Series 20 (18-wheeler).

The driver of the Silverado, 22-year-old Wilmer Gene Jackson of Huntsville, was pronounced dead at the scene. The two occupants of the Freightliner were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

After an initial investigation by MPD,  authorities say the Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south on I-65 when it left the roadway and struck the trailer of the freightliner from behind. The Freightliner was parked on the shoulder of I-65 underneath the overpass. 

This investigation is ongoing and further information is available at this time.

This is Montgomery's 18th traffic fatality for 2013.

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