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Fatal 18-wheeler crash in Auburn

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Investigators are looking into the cause of an early Thursday morning accident involving two 18-wheelers. 

The accident occured around 3:00 a.m. on Interstate-85 near mile marker 56 when 42-year-old Timothy Muraguri, of Ackworth, Georgia parked his rig on the side of the road to change a tire.

He was killed instantly when another tractor-trailer driving in the same direction struck him. 

The female driver of the other rig was transported to the East Alabama Medical Center, then, to Birmingham Hospital with critical injuries.

Her name is being withheld at this time.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

 

 

 

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