Alabama truck driver killed when his rig strikes parked car, then building before catching fire

Published 10:02 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2023

An Alabama truck driver was killed Wednesday when he lost control of his truck and struck a parked vehicle and then a building before his truck caught fire, state troopers said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, and claimed the life of an Abbeville man.

Kevin T. Guilford, 39, was fatally injured when the 2018 Volvo tractor-trailer he was driving left the roadway struck a parked commercial vehicle and then a building before catching on fire and becoming engulfed in flames.

Guilford was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash, was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on U.S. 80 near the 119 mile marker, approximately 5 miles west of Montgomery, in Lowndes County.