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Birmingham Police officer identified as person killed in fiery crash

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

LIPSCOMB — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of a Birmingham Police officer killed in a crash on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Alfara Franklin, 37, of Midfield, was killed in the crash in the 5600 block of Fifth Street North in Lipscomb. The crash happened at 8:04 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies said the body of the driver was burned beyond recognition after the fiery crash.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office worked to identify the remains.

The Birmingham Police Department said Franklin was off duty at the time of the crash. He was a police officer in Fairfield before transferring to the Birmingham Police Department in September of 2019. Franklin was a father of four and was in lateral transfer training at the time of his death.

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