One person killed, after a tractor-trailer crashes and burns on a bridge on southbound I-85 near Montgomery.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:29am
Accident Date: 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Victim in fiery, fatal 18-wheeler crash identified as Baltimore man.

Authorities are releasing the name of an 18-wheeler driver who died following a fiery crash on Interstate 85 Tuesday morning.

Fatal 18 wheeler fire to keep section of I-85 SB closed.

All southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near the Tallassee exit (mile marker 25 in Macon County) will remain closed to traffic for the rest of the day Tuesday, according to Alabama State Troopers.

All southbound lanes of Interstate 85 near the Tallassee exit (mile marker 25 in Macon County) will remain closed to traffic for the rest of the day Tuesday, according to Alabama State Troopers.

Crews worked for much of the day to remove a burned 18-wheeler from a bridge and the waters below it. Following the vehicle's removal, the roadway will remain closed until inspectors can do an assessment report on the bridge.

One person died in the crash. He was later identified as Gerald Eugene Kess, Sr., 62. The cause of the crash also remains under investigation.

People Involved: 
Gerald Eugene Kess Sr.
Roadway: 
I-85

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