Dump Truck, Fertilizer Spreader Collide Near Moulton

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Two drivers were hurt as two large trucks collided on Alabama 24 near Moulton on Monday.

Alabama State Troopers say a dump truck was following a large fertilizer spreader vehicle and ran into the back of it near the intersection of County Road 164. The spreader’s wheels were separated and the tank came off the truck, spilling a load of lime.

The driver of the fertilizer truck was taken to a hospital in Moulton by ambulance.  The driver of the dump truck was flown to Huntsville Hospital.  He is in serious condition.

The wreck happened about 12:45 p.m.  One westbound lane is now open, but crews are still working to clear the other lane.  Both eastbound lanes of Alabama 24 are open.

The Lawrence County EMA is on the scene, along with crews from the Alabama Department of Transportation to repair some ruts in the road.  The EMA is working to contain some diesel fuel that spilled from the dump truck.

The lime that spilled has been cleared from the roadway.  Moulton Fire officials say the lime should be washed away by the next rain.

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