44
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      Tuesday
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      Fatal accident on Highway 79

      JEFFERSON COUNTY - One lane of Highway 79 north of the Cleveland County line has been re-opened, following a fatal accident on Tuesday morning.

      Authorities say a northbound passenger car struck a southbound logging truck, killing one driver and leaving diesel fuel all over the road and right of way.

      The highway was shut down for a time Tuesday morning.

      Crews are on the scene cleaning up the fuel spill and removing the wreckage.

      The accident occurred about five miles north of the Jefferson-Cleveland County line.

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