Birmingham man killed after maintenance truck rear ends trailer

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(Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP, File)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has reported one fatality in a vehicle crash involving a maintenance truck and a flat-bed trailer.

On Wednesday at approximately 4:40 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 4400 Block of Pinson Valley Parkway to investigate a motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles. Deputies found a maintenance truck had run into the back end of an flat-bed trailer as they were both traveling in the Southbound lanes of the parkway.

The driver of the maintenance vehicle, 52-year-old Birmingham resident Craig Daniel Temple, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18 wheeler was uninjured according to officials.

Temple had spent the past 16 years with the Jimmie Hale Mission.

In a Facebook post, the organization described Temple as their “‘go-to-guy’ for virtually any problem or need at all three Mission locations. His daily focus was on how he could better serve others and make a difference in the kingdom of God, and the number of clients and staff that have been forever impacted by his life is incalculable.”

The crash remains under investigation.

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