A fiery crash on I-459 near Vestavia Hills claimed the life of an Arkansas truck driver on Monday, September 11, 2023.
The victim was identified as Jeffrey E. Cane, 42, of North Little Rock, by Alabama State Troopers.
The accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. at Liberty Parkway on I-459, when a tire came off a southbound Ford Explorer, driven by Anthony Hayes, 21, of Midfield.
The tire flew across the median and hit the windshield of Cane’s northbound Freightliner tractor-trailer.
The impact caused the tractor-trailer to run off the road and catch fire.
Cane was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m.