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Five die in Opelika crash

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A two-vehicle crash on July 18, claimed five lives. Carrie Jones, 32, of Albany, La., was killed when the 2014 Nissan Rogue she was driving collided with a 2006 Mack tractor trailer. Four passengers in the Nissan were killed: Judy Madere, 58; Trudy Hebert, 58; and two children ages 4 and 7, all of Albany, La. The driver of the Mack was injured and transported to a local hospital.

The crash occurred at 8:30 a.m. on U.S. 80 just past the 207 mile marker, approximately 10 miles west of Phenix City. There were no survivors in the Nissan, and all of those killed were pronounced dead at the scene. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.