ALEA: Pensacola truck driver rear-ends patrol car, leading to I-10 Bayway fire
MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WEAR) —
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said a Pensacola truck driver rear-ended a Mobile County Sheriff's patrol vehicle on Interstate 10, causing a large vehicle fire on the Bayway Monday night.
ALEA said dispatch received a call about the deputy-involved collision just after 9 p.m.
Authorities said the deputy was helping a road crew when his vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer that didn't change lanes in time.
The tractor-trailer was driven by 53-year-old Randolph Livingston. The tractor and two trailers, loaded with paper products, were both consumed by flames and destroyed.
The truck belonged to Southeastern Freight and was bound for Jackson, Mississippi.
The deputy was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and the truck driver was uninjured, ALEA said.
No charges have been filed in connection with the collision as state troopers are still investigating.