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Fatal Fiery Crash on I-59 Claims the Life of a Louisiana Man

FORT PAYNE- According to Alabama State Trooper Sergeant Jeremy J. Burkett, a single-vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle occurred at approximately 3:10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and caused lane closures.

A 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer left the roadway, crashed, and became engulfed in flames. As a result, the northbound left lane of Interstate 59 near the 216-mile marker, in Dekalb County was closed.

The crash claimed the life of a Slidell, La., man Raymond E. Arnold, 53.

Arnold was fatally injured when the commercial vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck several trees before catching on fire. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Interstate 59 near the 215-mile marker, less than one mile south of Fort Payne, in Dekalb County.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate. (ALEA Office of the Secretary)

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