Man, 60, killed in Macon County crash that involved tractor-trailer


A collision between a pickup truck and tractor-trailer on U.S. 80 near County Road 24 has left a Laurel, Miss., man dead, authorities with Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said.

The victim was identified as Dallas Hamilton, 60.

Hamilton was driving a 2013 Ford pickup truck when it collided with a 2015 Mack truck at 5:20 a.m. about 15 miles east of Tuskegee in Macon County.

Authorities said the driver of the tractor-trailer wasn’t injured in the collision.

Details concerning the crash are limited, but officials said the tractor-trailer caught fire. It was hauling tires at the time.

The road was blocked and motorists were encouraged to take an alternative route as officials cleared the wreckage. The road was reopened about 3 p.m.

Sarah Robinson: 706-571-8622, @sarahR_92