Alabama truck driver killed when big rig strikes signs and trees, troopers report

Published 12:19 pm Wednesday, May 3, 2023

An 18-wheeler driver was killed early Wednesday when his truck struck multiple signs, then trees, Alabama troopers said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, and claimed the life of a Somerville man.

Bobby G. Cryer, 63, was fatally injured when the 1999 Peterbilt tractor-trailer that he was driving left the roadway, struck multiple signs and then struck several trees.

He was not using his seat belt at the time of crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Lawrence County 87 near Lawrence County 203, approximately 7 miles east of Moulton.