Two killed in car crashes during holiday weekend

Two killed in car crashes during holiday weekend

LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - The holiday weekend turned tragic for two families who lost loved ones in separate car accidents in east Alabama. State troopers say a two vehicle crash Saturday night claimed the life of an Auburn teen, Jayson Tipplett.

The 19 year old was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Alabama 147 and US 280 near the Auburn city limits.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Also, on July 7th Samuel Gilbert Jr., 57, was killed on Interstate 85 in Opelika. Gibert is originally from Texas.

Gilbert was out of his car waiting on police to arrive from a previous incident when another driver lost control and hit Gilbert, pinning the man between the two cars.

Both fatal crashes remain under investigation.

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