Selma man killed in multi-vehicle crash

Published 6:58 am Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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A Selma man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Monday night.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports that Robert E. Thompson, 22, was killed around 6:30 p.m. Monday night on Alabama 22  near the 13-mile marker, approximately 10 miles west of Selma, in Dallas County.

The crash occurred when the 2003 Pontiac Sunfire driven by  Robert E. Thompson, 22, struck the rear of a trailer that was being towed by the 1996 Chevrolet 1500 pickup driven by Cletus E. Verhoff, 69, of Orrville.

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After the initial crash, the Pontiac collided head-on with the 1999 Ford F-350 pickup driven by Errol T. Boglin, 58, of Valley Grande. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further details are available as Troopers with the ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.