Trucker perishes after plunging off Birmingham interstate ramp

Authorities in Alabama say that a truck driver did not survive after a crash sent his vehicle falling off of an interstate ramp onto the roadway below.

The crash occurred around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Interstate Crash

At least one person has been killed in a crash at the I-65 to I-59/20 interchange in Birmingham. https://bit.ly/2GNpVda

Posted by ABC 33/40 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Investigators say that 59 year old truck driver Charles Eugene Pearce Jr. was hauling a load of automobiles on I-65 south when a multi-vehicle crash caused his vehicle to careen off of the I-65 exit ramp, falling about 25 feet onto I-59/20 northbound below.

Pearce died at the scene.

One other person was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The fatal crash remains under investigation.

Fatal accident on I-59/I-65

TRAFFIC ALERT: Fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler near I-59 / I-65 junction. Birmingham Police say the interstate is closed in this area. wvtm13.com/traffic

Posted by Fred Davenport WVTM 13 News on Tuesday, October 6, 2020