Montgomery Church Pastor Killed in I-85 Crash


By Brittany Bivins

A Montgomery man is dead after a crash on I-85.

State troopers say 51-year-old Glen Pugh was killed when the truck he was driving hit the back of a tractor trailer. Pugh was the senior minister at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery. The crash happened just after 9:00 near mile marker 22. That's near the Shorter exit.

Both lanes of I-85 South were closed as troopers worked to investigate the crash and clear the scene, but state troopers have not said what caused the crash.

"It's the same thing I recommend every day, anywhere you're at when you're driving a car. Driving requires 100 percent of your undivided attention. Avoid distractions such as cell phones, anything that takes your mind away from the task at hand, which is driving that vehicle," said Steve Jarrett with Alabama State Troopers.

No one else was hurt in the crash.