VALLEY POLICE PRESS RELEASE: TRAFFIC FATALITY, 05-25-2021

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By Major Mike Reynolds, Valley Police Department

Press Release
May 25, 2021
This morning at approximately 9:20 A.M. officers of the Valley Police
Department, along with East Alabama Fire and EMS, were called to the
scene of a traffic accident in the intersection of 64th Boulevard and 65th
Street. On arrival, officers found that a 2002 Honda Accord had run
into and under the trailer of a 2013 International Semi. The driver of
the Honda, Jamario Shontez Wilkerson (29 years old of Valley), was
pronounced dead on the scene. Preliminary investigation showed that
the semi was turning north onto 64thBoulevard from 65th Street.
Wilkerson, who was traveling north on 64th Boulevard in the inside lane,
struck the trailer of the semi as it was making its turn.
The Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Law Enforcement
Agency is assisting in the investigation of this case.
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