A truck hauling liquid explosives overturned earlier today on Highway 280 in Talladega killing a woman and her child. State Troopers tell TV24 that they believe the truck was traveling east on Highway 280 when the truck had a blowout causing the driver to lose control and overturn. The truck proceeded through the median into the westbound lanes before colliding with the SUV that the woman and child were inside of.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was airlifted to a hospital whose injuries are unknown at this time. All lanes were shut down for nearly seven hours as clean-up crews surrounded the area. Homes and businesses within a one mile radius were evacuated.