2 dead in crash on Highway 231 in Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials say two people have died in a crash involving two 18-wheelers Friday morning.
ALEA officials said the wreck happened just after 11 a.m. when a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer, driven by David Carpenter, 58, ran off the northbound lane of the road and crossed the center median, colliding head-on with a 2017 Frieghtliner tractor-trailer, driven by 61-year-old Richard Bennett.
Both Carpenter and Bennett were pronounced dead at the scene, according to ALEA officials
The crash happened on U.S. 231 near the intersection of U.S. 82 at the 171 mile, which is about eight miles outside of Montgomery.
An investigation into the cause of the wreck is ongoing by ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division.
The Alabama Department of Transportation reports the road has reopened.
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