One dead in DeKalb Co. Freightliner crash

I-59 northbound is down to just one lane in the area.
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 4:21 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT
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DEKALB Co., Ala. (WAFF) - I-59 northbound is down to just one lane in DeKalb County following a fatal crash Saturday afternoon.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says that a single-vehicle crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. ALEA says the vehicle left the roadway and crashed then it was engulfed in flames.

According to ALEA, Raymond Arnold, 53, was fatally injured when the Freightliner he was operating left the roadway and struck several trees. Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred near Fort Payne at mile marker 215 on I-59 northbound.

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