One Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Interstate 59 near Fairfield in Jefferson County
Where: The accident occurred on Interstate 59 just outside Fairfield in Jefferson County, Alabama.
What Happened: A car allegedly collided with a parked tractor-trailer on the shoulder of the interstate.
- Driver of car
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Driver of car, killed
- One person, vehicle unknown, injured.
On or about Friday, January 15th, 2021, around 2:00 in the afternoon, an accident between a car and an 18-wheeler left one person dead. Troopers from the ALEA said the accident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Fairfield in Jefferson County, Alabama.
Law enforcement spokespeople said one as-of-yet unidentified woman was killed when her car allegedly collided with a tractor-trailer that was parked on the side of the interstate. Emergency responders pronounced one person dead after the accident, while a second person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. No other vehicles were mentioned in the initial police statement.
According to Google Maps, the scene of the accident is located about 8 miles west of downtown Birmingham.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene of the accident to aid in the investigation.
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