A head-on collision in Northport killed one man and hospitalized another Thursday afternoon, police confirmed Friday.

Assistant Chief Keith Carpenter of the Northport Police Department said officers were called to the scene of an accident in the 12000 Block of Highway 171 around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Two pickup trucks traveling in opposite directions on the highway collided head-on, killing one and badly injuring another.

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Carpenter said one victim was a 60-year-old man and the other was 67. One lived in Northport and the other in Fayette.

He said the department is having some trouble contacting the deceased victim's next of kin and declined to release his identity until the family could be notified.

Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as they are released.

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