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One person killed when semi-truck falls off of Interstate 65/85 interchange and catches fire near Montgomery, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015 - 1:39pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, May 8, 2015

One killed in fiery crash when 18-wheeler plunges from I-65/I-85 interchange

One person was killed Friday evening when an 18-wheeler plunged off an interstate on-ramp in Montgomery, according to reports. 

18-wheeler plunges off I-65/85 interchange to road below; driver killed

“It's very upsetting. Diesel fuel, once it strikes and hits that flash point, it's going to make that fire like that. This happened before right up here on the other street corner. And for it to happen again in this same little section under the interstate, it worries me a lot for the kids and the pedestrians that walk up and down this thoroughfare here," he said. 
The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. Friday when the truck went over the edge of a ramp at the Interstate 65/85 interchange, and crashed to the road below. The truck then caught fire. Witnesses extracgted the driver from the vehicle, but the victim was later pronounced deceased at the crash site. 
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