James Davis Killed; Donnie Harris, Ernest Emfinger Injured in Accident at Hwy 80 in Marengo County, AL

March 9, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
James Davis, Donnie Harris, Ernest Emfinger
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Hwy 80, Montgomery, Marengo County, Alabama, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Alabama State Police
Vehicles Involved
Hwy 80
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Three 18-wheelers were involved in a collision

What Happened

State Police have identified those involved in a crash involving three semi-trucks at Hwy 80 in Marengo County, AL on March 9th, 2023. Officers are saying it happened around 12:55 a.m. According to their investigation a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old Ernest L Emfinger collided with a second tractor-trailer operated by 55-year-old James Davis. Police say right before this, Ermfinger's truck was struck by one operated by 57-year-old Santiago Sanchez. The cause for the collisions was not stated. It was confirmed that Davis was killed in the collision while Emfinger and and passenger, 65-year-old Donnie Harris, were both hospitalized. No additional details were provided.

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