Kester Bruton Killed in Accident at I-59 in Etowah County, AL

August 15, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-59, Valley Head, Etowah County, AL, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Alabama State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer veered from the road, hit a tree and caught fire

What Happened

State Police confirmed the identity of the driver killed in a crash at I-59 in Etowah County, AL on August 15th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2:20 p.m. and named 70-year-old Kester Bruton as the vehicle. Police say a tractor-trailer occupied by Bruton left the roadway for unknown reasons before colliding with a tree and catching fire. Bruton suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Additional information was not available.

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