Alabama man killed when pickup truck struck by 18-wheeler, state troopers say

Published 4:20 pm Friday, May 24, 2024

An Alabama man was killed Thursday night when his pickup truck was struck by an 18-wheeler, state troopers said.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA),  Walter L. Paige, 51, of Marion Junction, was fatally injured when the 2000 Dodge Ram he drove was struck by the 2016 International tractor-trailer driven by Thomas A. Rocha, 44, of El Paso, Texas.

Paige was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Rocha was injured and transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center for medical treatment. 

The crash occurred on U.S. 80 near Dallas County 177, three miles outside Uniontown.