Fatal crash shuts down Highway 45 in Citronelle

Mobile County

UPDATE July 17th 3:38 PM: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released the name of the second victim killed in a head-on crash on Highway 45 in Citronelle Tuesday. He is 23-year-old Toby Nelson Menotti of Starkville, Miss.

UPDATE: 6:55 PM – Highway 45 is back open after a fatal crash Tuesday morning.

UPDATE 3:51 P.M. – Family members confirm the truck driver who died was Gene Washington. The name of the other victim has not been released.

UPDATE 2:00 PM – Citronelle Police Chief Norris says two people have died in the wreck. Two vehicles were involved — a small white sedan and a log truck. The drivers are dead. Highway 45 remains closed. Crews hope to have one lane open soon and hopefully have all lanes open by rush hour.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the log truck was heading southbound and the car was heading northbound. The vehicles collided headlight to headlight. A utility pole also caught fire. Alabama Power was called out to assist.

CITRONELLE, Ala. (WKRG) — An overturned vehicle has forced a closure of Highway 45 in both directions near AL 17.

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