Update: Names Released of Two Truck Drivers Killed in U.S. Highway 231 Crash
Alabama State Troopers have released the names of the two truck drivers who were killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 231 in Montgomery County Friday morning.
Investigators say the truckers were from Tupelo, Mississippi, and Crestview, Florida.
They say 58-year-old David Carpenter was driving a tractor trailer northbound when it ran off the highway, crossed the median and crashed head-on into a tractor trailer driven by 61-year old Richard Bennett, who was heading south.
State troopers say both men died at the scene.
The crash happened on U.S. Highway 231 near the intersection with U.S. Highway 82 at around 11 a.m.
As of late Friday night, both southbound lanes were still blocked.