A West Alabama man died Friday when he fell from a bridge during a five-car pile-up on Interstate 20/59, Alabama State Troopers have announced.

Reginal King, a spokesperson for the Troopers in West Alabama, said the inciting wreck took place shortly after 3:15 a.m. Friday.

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The victim, 60-year-old Herbert J. Lewis, was reportedly standing on the roadway outside of his 2008 Ford Escape when it was struck by a 2022 Freightliner tractor-trailer being driven by a Tuscaloosa man as well as a 2008 Dodge Ram being driven by a Virginia man.

The Escape collided with Lewis after the impact, and then fell from an interstate bridge. King said Lewis, who was from Boligee, was fatally injured in the fall and pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash occurred on I-20/59 near Mile Marker 55 about one mile north of Knoxville, in Greene County.

Two other vehicles were involved after the initial collision that forced the SUV into Lewis on the roadway.

Nothing further was available Friday as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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