PRICHARD, Ala. (WALA) – A crash between a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler Friday morning claimed the life of a 68-year-old Wilmer man.

The wreck occurred around 5:47 a.m. on Alabama 158 within the Prichard city limits, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA).

Troopers said a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Leslie Clarence Collings struck the trailer of a 2018 International tractor-trailer driven by Lana Denise Griffin, 30, of Calvert. Collings died at the scene, authorities said.

The roadway reopened just before 1 p.m. Friday.

ALEA continues to investigate the cause of the crash.

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