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One killed in officer-involved shooting following semi truck vs. car crash in Alabama


An officer-involved fatal shooting occurred on an Alabama interstate on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident began at 2:35 p.m. on June 11 in Opelika, Alabama when police responded to a two vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi truck.

When Opelika Police Department officers arrived at the crash scene along I-85, “they were confronted by a subject armed with a knife.”

An “officer-involved shooting” occurred, and police say that the subject died at the scene.

The case has been handed over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency/ State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) in accordance with department protocol, according to the Opelika Police Department.

The incident resulted in heavy traffic delays in the area. All lanes of I-85 were reopened by 7:10 p.m.

This is a developing story.


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