Man killed when his tractor-trailer strikes a car head-on, then hits tree, troopers say

Published 5:29 pm Friday, June 16, 2023

A man was killed early Friday when his tractor-trailer collided head-on with a car and then struck a tree, state troopers said.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:51 a.m. Friday, and claimed the life of Dade City, Florida, man.

David A. Balderson, 63, was fatally injured when the 2022 Frieghtliner tractor-trailer he was driving collided head-on with the 2008 Honda Accord driven by James G. Washington, 53, of Union Springs.

After the initial collision, the Freightliner left the roadway and struck a fence before colliding with a tree. Balderson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Alabama 110 near the 14 mile marker, approximately seven miles west of Fitzpatrick, in Bullock County.