One dead after collision with tractor trailer in Forestdale

FORESTDALE, AL (WBRC) – The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is reporting that an accident in Forestdale has claimed a life.

Just before 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, a 2002 silver Chevy Malibu pulled out from the Forestdale Post Office onto Highway 78. An eastbound tractor trailer struck the Malibu on its left side and pushed it 60 feet into the center turn lane.

Forestdale Fire and Rescue responded to the accident and found the driver pinned in the vehicle. The driver was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's name has been withheld until family can be notified.

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