The driver of an 18-wheeler was killed early today when he was struck by another tractor-trailer on Interstate 85, police said.
Timothy Muraguri, 42, was outside his rig and stopped on the shoulder of the southbound lanes around 3:15 a.m. CDT near the 56 mile marker when he was hit, police and Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said. He was killed.
The female driver of the other 18-wheeler was taken to the East Alabama Medical Center and then to Birmingham, Ala., for treatment of critical injuries, police said.
The accident closed the southbound lanes and forced traffic to be diverted until around 9:30 a.m. CDT, when one of the lanes was reopened, police said.
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The accident remains under investigation.