MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Alabama Department of Public Safety (ADPS) said two people died in an accident on Friday that may have involved narcotics usage by one of the drivers.
State Troopers arrested Derek Lopez, of Theodore, on two charges of vehicular homicide in connection with the crash on the General W.K Wilson, or Dolly Parton, bridge around 7:30 this morning.
The ADPS said when Lopez apparently stopped the Grove North America crane he was driving in the right lane, James Barber's truck struck it from behind. Barber and his passenger, Lorine Frazier, were both pronounced dead on the scene.
Authorities said neither of them were using a seatbelt. Details of the accident are still under investigation.
Both lanes of traffic on the southbound side of the bridge had to be closed until around 2:30 p.m. after the accident.
The trial for Giuseppe Pino LoPorto continues today in Baldwin County. LoPorto, now 80-years-old, faces several sex abuse charges against a child dating back to the early 90s.
FOX10 News has learned William "Eddie" Patrick, captain of Mobile's First police precinct, has been demoted following an internal investigation.
A man who bought a bicycle three weeks ago finds out it was originally stolen, according to the original owner who reported it missing in October.
If you were in the Foley area Thursday, you may have seen a helicopter, police and K-9 units. That’s because a store in Foley was robbed this morning at gunpoint. Eventually, the search was called off. The suspect is still on the loose.
Pastor of Lifeway Community Church Mike McPherson says thieves stole presents that would have been given to needy children.
Skies are mostly clear and the breezy north wind is very noticeable this evening. Daytime highs were only in the mid 50’s today. We are expecting a light freeze tonight along and north of I-10. Lows will be near 32 degrees in Mobile. Upper 20’s are possible well inland.