Fiery head-on collision in Northport leaves 1 dead

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NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — Police are investigating a car crash that left one man dead early Sunday morning.

Around 2 a.m., Northport police responded to a two-vehicle collision between a tanker truck and a car on the Hugh Thomas Bridge near Black Warrior River in downtown Tuscaloosa.

The driver of the car was traveling in the wrong direction northbound in the southbound lane when the driver collided with the tanker truck. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The 18-wheeler caught on fire and exploded after the collision.

(Courtesy/Blake Johnson)

The driver of the tanker truck is ok, according to officials. Northport Police continues to investigate.

(Video courtesy/Blake Johnson)

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