18-wheeler driver killed in wreck on Hwy 247 near Franklin/Colbert County Line

18-wheeler driver killed in wreck on Hwy 247 near Franklin/Colbert County Line

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities confirm that the driver of an 18-wheeler found overturned on Hwy 247 was killed in the wreck.  The victim isJeffrey Cade Harkins, 46, of Dawson, Texas.

The wreck was discovered when a motorist passing by spotted tire tracks going off the roadway and stopped to check. It was reported around 7:30 a.m.  Investigators believe the wreck happened around 12:00 a.m.  According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Harkins left the roadway, hit a utility poll and traveled down an embankment.