Man killed by vehicle on Explorer Blvd. in Huntsville identified

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - A truck driver was killed early Thursday morning on Explorer Boulevard in Huntsville.

Huntsville police said David Gentry, 55, of Taft, Tenn., had parked his 18-wheeler in front of the Dynetics construction site at Explorer Boulevard and Mark C. Smith Drive and was about to unload sod from his truck when a Jeep Cherokee hit him. The wreck happened around 6:15 a.m.

Police said the driver of the Jeep told them she looked down and her vehicle drifted into the lane where Gentry was standing.

Authorities shut down the westbound lanes of Explorer Blvd while they investigated Thursday morning.

Police said no criminal charges had been filed in the case as of midday Thursday.

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