OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) — A woman has died after her pickup truck was struck by falling logs from a logging truck, according to the Opelika Police Department.
Monday at 10:03 a.m. Opelika Dispatch received a call regarding a vehicle crash involving a log truck on Marvyn Parkway near the railroad overpass. After a preliminary investigation, it is believed the pickup truck, driven by 44-year-old Miriam Atteberry, was traveling south on Marvyn Parkway, approaching the railroad overpass, as the Log Truck was traveling northbound. The logs struck the railroad overpass causing them to be dislodged from the trailer, striking Mrs. Atteberry’s vehicle. Mrs. Atteberry succumbed to her injuries on scene.
The Opelika Police Department is continuing to work with the Lee County Coroner’s Office, Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency on this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call OPD at (334) 705-5200.