Motorcycle collides with 18-wheeler killing two; driver identified

PITTSVIEW, Ala. (WTVM) – A motorcycle collided with an 18-wheeler on Highway 431 Thursday killing a man and woman.

Russell County Cornoner Arthur Sumbry says the driver Ronald Russell, 77, of Easely, South Carolina died on the scene from multiple blunt force injuries.

The identity of the woman passenger,  Russell's friend, is not being released until the coroner can notify her family.