1 dead after tractor-trailers collide early Tuesday

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A two-vehicle crash early Tuesday in Sumter County claimed the life of a man from Louisiana.

The wreck happened around 8:45 a.m. on Interstate 59 near the 6-mile marker, about 4 miles north of York.

Webster J. Joseph, 37, of Slidell, Louisiana, was fatally injured when the tractor-trailer he was driving struck another tractor-trailer.

Joseph, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division are investigating the cause of the wreck.

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