Alabama police killed in off-duty crash with 18-wheeler

Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2023

An Alabama police officer was killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler on Monday.

Marvin Wade Hart, 61, was killed when his pickup truck collided with a Publix 18-wheeler at the intersection of McAshan Road and Old Tuscaloosa Highway in McCalla.

The collision happened shortly before noon on Monday, according to officials with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Hart was a sergeant with the UAB Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit. He was also a military veteran.

Hart was off-duty when the collision happened.  He was transported to a regional hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

The wreck is under investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.