Trailer crushes pickup on Highway 280

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - News Leader 9 has confirmed what caused a minor traffic backup on HIghway 280.

Around 3:15 p.m. near Lee Road 285, a trailer that was being hauled by a white pickup ended up on top of the driver--- crushing the pickup and trapping the driver inside.

Highway 280 east-bound was shut down for about five minutes so that the driver could be airlifted to emergency services.

The extent of the injuries nor the driver's name are not known at this time. 

News Leader is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.