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Fatal tractor-trailer trucks crash in Auburn

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AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - One person was killed and another was critically injured when two 18-wheelers crashed in Auburn. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 around 3:30am.

Fire, police and EMS workers rushed to the scene near the Bent Creek exit (mile marker 57) where they found  42-year-old Timothy Muraguri of Ackworth, Georgia dead.

Investigators say it appears Muraguri's truck had broken down and he'd pulled off the side of the interstate.

Unfortunately, the truck was still partially in the roadway when another semi struck it from behind. Authorities say Muraguri was killed instantly.

The driver of the second truck, who hasn't yet been identified, was taken to East Alabama Medical Center in critical condition. Our news partner in Columbus, Ga reports the driver was then transported to Birmingham Hospital.

While the accident remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Department and the Lee County Coroner's office, alcohol is not suspected to be a factor.

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