Troopers provide update on traffic fatality that temporarily shut down I-59

Traffic fatality claims one life in Friday afternoon wreck south of Tuscaloosa

Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a three-vehicle crash that occurred around 3:45 p.m. Friday afternoon claimed one life.

Senior Trooper Reginal King said Joseph Benjamin Turner, 37, of Gloster, La., was killed when the 2008 GMC Yukon he was driving struck a 2005 Freightliner tractor trailer.

Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 2016 Peterbilt was involved after the initial collision.

The crash occurred on Interstate 59 near the 66 mile marker, approximately five miles south of Tuscaloosa.

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

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