Thanksgiving Day car Accident : Shelby County man killed in Birmingham car accident identified
Rodney Leroy Hawkins Jr. Death – Cause of Death : 26-year-old Rodney Leroy Hawkins Jr. of Calera, Shelby County has been identified by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office as the man that lost his life after his vehicle crashed into a stationed tractor-trailer. The incident happened on I-59/20 shoulder in Birmingham on Thanksgiving Day.
The accident happened at approximately 11:29 p.m. on Thursday, November 25, 2021, on I-59/20 shoulder, near Avenue I in Ensley. Hawkins was operating a Dodge Challenger northbound when for unknown reasons exited the roadway and crashed into a stationed tractor-trailer on the shoulder of the roadway. He sustained blunt force trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Rodney Leroy Hawkins Jr. obituary will be released by his family.
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