Deadly crash claims child's life, injures 2 others

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A deadly crash overnight has claimed the life of a young child.

The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on Highway 79 near Meadowcraft Road. A witness says that an 18-wheeler was making a u-turn when a car collided with it, running up under the truck's trailer.

A child in the car was killed and a young man and young woman were airlifted to UAB Hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured.

A state trooper on the scene says that alcohol is not believed to have been involved, but says the wreck is still under investigation.

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