A multi-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:55 a.m. Thursday, March 9, has claimed the life of a Kingsport, Tenn. man. James W. Davis, 55, was fatally injured when the 2020 Freightliner tractor-trailer that he was driving was struck by the 2021 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Ernest L. Emfinger, 54, of Meadville, Miss. Prior to the collision, the tractor-trailer driven by Emfinger was struck by a 2014 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Santiago R. Sanchez, 57, of Alamo, Texas.
Davis was pronounced deceased at the scene. Emfinger and his passenger, Donnie Harris, 65, of Ridgeland, Miss. and Sanchez were all injured and transported to an area hospital.
The crash occurred on U.S. 80 near the 53 mile marker, approximately one mile west of Uniontown, in Marengo County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.