Body found during wreck cleanup in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham detectives are investigating a body found during a highway crash clean up.

Road crews were trying to clean up an 18-wheeler crash along Highway 78 in the Thomas community when they found a body about a block from the scene in the 1400 block of Bankhead Highway.

Workers found the body around 8:00 a.m. when one of the workers noticed a foul smell in the area.

The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Rickey Rebar of Santa Ana, California. Rebar had been reported as missing in his home state.

The cause of death is unknown.

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