A multi-vehicle wreck that snarled traffic on Interstate 59 for hours Friday afternoon has claimed the life of an Ohio man and injured six others including several children, Alabama State Troopers said Saturday.

Brandon Bailey, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in the region, said 37-year-old Dustin J. Kirk was driving a 2013 BMW SW on the interstate when he was struck by a 2009 Ford Escape being driving by a Mississippi resident.

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Bailey said after the first impact, the BMW then struck a 2020 Freightliner tractor trailer being driven by a Vance man.

Kirk, from Akron, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Three passengers in the BMW, all adults in their 30s, were injured in the wreck and hospitalized.

Three juveniles who were in the Ford were also hurt in the wreck, including an 11-montho-old and a 4-year-old who were airlifted by helicopter.

Bailey said the wreck took place on I-59 bear Mile Marker 27 in Greene County a few miles south of Boligee, Alabama.

Nothing further was available Saturday morning as State Troopers continue to investigate the deadly wreck.


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