Lowndes accident claims life of Florida man

Published 6:32 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

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A two-vehicle crash in Lowndes County at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, claimed the life of a Milton, Fla., man.

Cpl. Jess Thornton of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Alex City Highway Post said, “Carl Evans, 54, was killed when the tractor-trailer he was driving struck a 2004 Kenworth, before leaving the road and striking a tree.”

He said, the crash occurred on Interstate 65 near the 157-mile marker (which is between Letohatchee/Davenport Exit 151 and Tyson Road Exit 158 in Lowndes County) about 11 miles south of Montgomery. Also, “The tractor-trailer caught fire and was a complete loss.”

Thornton said Evans was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.