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2 truck drivers killed in highway wreck near Montgomery, authorities say

Two truck drivers were killed late Friday morning when their tractor-trailers collided with each other on a highway near Montgomery, authorities said. David Carpenter, 58, of Tupelo, Miss., was driving a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer around 11:01 a.m. Friday when the vehicle ran off the northbound lane of Highway 231 near Highway 82 in Montgomery County, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Cpl. Jeremy Burkett.
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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.
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Victims identified in Montgomery big rig collision

The drivers of two tractor-trailers have died after the vehicles collided Friday just south of Montgomery, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials said. The crash along U.S. 231 in south Montgomery County claimed the lives of David Carpenter, 58, of Tupelo, Miss., and Richard Bennett, 61, of Crestview, Fla. ALEA officials said at about 11:01 a.m. Friday a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by Carpenter left the northbound lane, crossed the median, and collided head-on with a 2017 Freightliner tractor trailer being driven by Bennett.
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Two-vehicle wreck south of Montgomery closes part of U.S. 231

A two-vehicle wreck forced the closure of part of U.S. 231 south of Montgomery on Friday, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials said. Just after 11 a.m., two commercial vehicles were involved in a wreck near the intersection of U.S. 231 and U.S. 82. Both southbound lanes were closed at mile marker 171 in Montgomery County, ALEA said.

Alabama State Offices to Be Closed Friday in Observance of Juneteenth

Gov. Kay Ivey has issued a memo to all state department heads stating that state offices will be closed Friday, June 18, to observe Juneteenth. Today, President Biden signed a bill passed by Congress to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, starting immediately. The bill passed the Senate unanimously and was approved in the House 415-14.
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Alabama Power Company preps for storm season

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - With storms off the Gulf Coast and heavy rain and wind in the forecast, Alabama is preparing for the hurricane season. “Even though it’s a small storm, we can take this as our preparedness exercise as our community, on how we will respond when this could be a significant, serious storm,” Montgomery County EMA Director Christina Thornton said.
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State, local offices to close in observance of Juneteenth

State and local offices will close Friday in observance of Juneteenth, declared a federal holiday Thursday after President Joe Biden signed legislation designating it as such. Juneteenth marks the day when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were notified of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865. The law designating the holiday took...
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Homicide investigation underway in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirms a body that was found Wednesday afternoon is being treated as a homicide investigation. Deputies say there was an incident in the 8800 block of Woodley Road around 3 p.m. The nature of that incident was not disclosed. The sheriff’s...
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Montgomery man faces murder charge in Kelly Circle homicide investigation

Montgomery police Capt. Saba Coleman said Carl Smith III was taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. He's alleged to have shot and killed 32-year-old Anthony Jackson. Jackson was found in the 3000 block of Kelly Circle with a life-threatening gunshot wound about 8 p.m. June 8 and was rushed to the hospital. He ultimately died as a result of his injury, police said at the time.
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Montgomery deputies investigating body found alongside road as homicide

Montgomery County deputies closed off a portion of Woodley Road on Wednesday for a homicide investigation. Col. Jon Briggs, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, said a passerby called 911 about 3 p.m. on Wednesday to report that a man appeared to be dead and was lying on the side of the road in the 8800 block of Woodley Road.