1 killed in collision with 18-wheeler on Sweeny Hollow Road - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

1 killed in collision with 18-wheeler on Sweeny Hollow Road

The deadly wreck happened at the intersection of Sweeny Hollow Rd. and Center Point Rd. Source: WBRC video The deadly wreck happened at the intersection of Sweeny Hollow Rd. and Center Point Rd. Source: WBRC video
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

A person was killed in a wreck between a Volkswagen and an 18-wheeler in Jefferson County Wednesday morning, officials confirm.

Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies responded just after 8 a.m. to the wreck at the intersection of Center Point Road and Sweeny Hollow Road.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian says the preliminary investigation indicates a silver Volkswagen was heading north on Center Point Road and ran a red light. The 18-wheeler collided with the Volkswagen as it drove through the intersection.

The driver of the Volkswagen was critically injured in the crash and died on the scene, Christian said. The victim's name has not yet been released, pending notification of the family.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.

Officials say alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the wreck.

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