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East Feliciana trucker killed in fiery Alabama wreck

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Posted: May 27, 2014 8:45 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: May 27, 2014 8:45 PM
Source: WBRZ

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MOBILE, Alabama- A 70-year-old truck driver from Jackson, Louisiana, died in a fiery wreck on a major interstate bridge last week, highway authorities released Tuesday.

William McRae drove his semi into the rear-end of another one that had stopped in traffic for another crash last Thursday. The two trucks caught fire and burned. A third vehicle had minor damage, news website Al.com reported.

The inferno singed the I-65 bridge in an area called the Gen W.K. Wilson Bridge, also known as the 'Dolly Parton' bridge.

McRae was the only person killed in the wreck. The other truck driver had non-life threatening injuries.

The wreck closed the stretch of busy interstate for days and closures remained after Memorial Day.
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