3 Killed in Car/ Truck Crash on South Alabama Highway

LOXLEY, Ala. (AP) - Three people were killed last night in a collision between a tractor-trailer truck and a car on Alabama Highway 59, just south of Loxley.

State troopers said 64-year-old Charles H- Miller Junior of Benton, Maine, was driving a 2005 Ford Taurus and apparently pulled onto the highway into the path of a southbound 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer about 7 p.m.

The truck struck the Taurus on the driver side.

Troopers said Miller, his 61-year-old wife, Emelda F- Miller, and another passenger, 39-year-old Mona J- Carter, of Loxley, all died in the crash.

The Millers had on seatbelts in the front seat. Carter was in the back seat and was not wearing a seat belt, according to the troopers statement.

The truck driver was slightly injured and treated at South Baldwin Hospital.

The accident remains under investigation.

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