From The Tribune staff reports
DEKALB COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Slidell, Louisiana, man on Saturday, August 6, at approximately 3:10 p.m.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Raymond E. Arnold, 53, was fatally injured when the 2015 Freightliner tractor-trailer he was driving left the roadway and struck several trees before catching on fire.
Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Interstate 59 near the 215-mile marker, less than one mile south of Fort Payne, in Dekalb County.
Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.