Fatal Traffic Incident at Explorer Blvd

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One man is dead following a fatal traffic incident that occurred in Huntsville this morning at Explorer Blvd. and Mark C. Smith Dr.

According to the preliminary police report, at approximately 6:15 a.m. Jan. 31st, a 30-year-old woman was driving westbound on Explorer Blvd. in the left lane.

Concurrently, David H. Gentry, 55, had parked his 18 wheeler in the roadway in front of the Dynetics construction site. Gentry was outside of his vehicle preparing to unload sod from his truck. 

The woman reportedly looked down, causing her Jeep to drift out of her lane into the lane where Gentry was standing. She struck Gentry and the rear of his trailer causing un-survivable injuries.

Gentry’s next of kin was notified of his passing. No charges have been filed as of 12:38 p.m. This case is still under investigation.

Courtesy of The Huntsville Police Department

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