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Victim identified in fatal wreck involving gas tanker

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One person was killed in a wreck on Highway 53 and Spacegate Drive Wednesday night. One person was killed in a wreck on Highway 53 and Spacegate Drive Wednesday night.
MADISON COUNTY (WAFF) -

One person was killed following a wreck involving a gas tanker late Wednesday night. 

Authorities said 30-year-old Alexander Early-Sorrells was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided with a gas tanker in Madison County.

Emergency crews responded to the scene around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 53 and Spacegate Drive.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department, Monrovia Fire Department and Alabama State Troopers responded to the wreck, along with a rescue squad. 

State troopers said the gas tanker was so badly damaged that another tanker was needed to offload the fuel so the cab could be towed. The driver of the tanker was not injured in the wreck.

All southbound lanes and one northbound lane of Highway 53 were blocked while crews worked to clear the wreck.

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