Fatal wreck on Highway 79 claims the life of a Fountain Heights man

TARRANT, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: Officials have identified the victim as 64-year-old Donald Ray Wilson of Fountain Heights.

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle crossed the median and struck a truck on the other side.


One person has been killed in a crash on Highway 79 that has blocked both sides of the highway, according to Lt. Rice with Tarrant Police.

The crash took place on the highway near Spring Street. Both Northbound and Southbound lanes in the area of the crash are shut down for the unforeseeable future, according to Rice.

WIAT will bring you more details as they emerge.


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