Ala. troopers say 2 dead in crash near Prattville


PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama state troopers say two people are dead after a crash between a car and a tractor-trailer on a state highway in Autauga County. reports ( ) a Chevrolet Malibu traveling on Highway 14 collided with a Freightliner truck heading the opposite direction. The crash happened Friday afternoon about 25 miles west of Prattville.

Authorities say the driver of the car, 75-year-old Thomas Anthony Lovoy of Valley Grande, died after being taken to Baptist Medical Center in Montgomery. Also killed was a passenger in his car, 63-year-old Betty Diamond Lovoy.

A 16-year-old passenger in the car was also taken to the Montgomery hospital with injuries but was not immediately identified.

State troopers said the driver of the tractor-trailer, 35-year-old Clinton Hope of Selma, was not injured.

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