Tuscumbia Police confirmed an 83-year-old man, Billy Ray James, is dead as the result of a crash between a pickup and an 18-wheeler. He was pronounced dead on scene.
The wreck occurred on Highway 72 in front of the Jack's restaurant around 7AM Thursday morning. The driver of the pickup, James, died, and the driver of the 18-wheeler was being treated for injuries.
Police are investigating to see if slick roads contributed to the crash.