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Troopers investigating deadly two-vehicle crash along Hwy 280 in Salem


LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – Alabama Troopers and other first responders are working a deadly two-vehicle crash along Highway 280 East in the Salem community.

A two-vehicle crash at 4:10 p.m. today, Jan. 17, claimed the life of a Salem woman. Brenda Robinson Barfield, 68, was killed when the 2001 Toyota Camry she was driving was struck by a 2019 Kenworth T3S tractor-trailer then left the roadway. Barfield was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Kenworth was not injured.

The crash occurred on US 280 at Lee Road179, approximately eight miles east of Opelika. Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.

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