Empire man, 45, killed in 18-wheeler accident near Moulton

Generic photo of a Freightliner truck.

A 45-year-old truck driver was killed Thursday night in an accident 10 miles south of Moulton, Alabama State Troopers said.

William J. Rivers, of Empire, died when the 1999 Freightliner he was driving on Highway 33 left the road, crashing before catching fire. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

It is unknown at this time what caused the accident. State troopers continue to investigate.