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Update: Local radio station employee killed in accident on I-459 Tuesday night

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Hoover police and Alabama State Troopers at the scene of a fatal, two-vehicle accident on I-459 North Tuesday night. (abc3340.com) Hoover police and Alabama State Troopers at the scene of a fatal, two-vehicle accident on I-459 North Tuesday night. (abc3340.com)
35-year-old Sam Foster, a promotions assistant for Cox Radio in Birmingham, was killed Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident on I-459 North. (Sam Foster Facebook) 35-year-old Sam Foster, a promotions assistant for Cox Radio in Birmingham, was killed Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident on I-459 North. (Sam Foster Facebook)

Update:
ABC 33/40 has confirmed that 35-year-old Sam Foster, a promotions assistant at 106.9 The Eagle Birmingham, was killed in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 459 North Tuesday night.

Released statement from Alabama State Trooper spokesman:

"A two-vehicle crash Tuesday night claimed the life of an Alabaster man. The crash occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Interstate 459 one mile north of Hoover. Samuel Douglas Foster, 35, was killed when the 2005 Mazda Tribute that he was driving struck a 2009 Toyota Avalon, left the roadway and overturned. Foster, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota, John Boohaker, 64, of Birmingham was not injured. Although the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, Alabama State Troopers say speed was a factor."

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One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 459 North Tuesday night, just before the Acton Road exit.

Hoover police arrived on the scene shortly after 9 p.m. and found a 106.9 FM The Eagle Birmingham SUV overturned on its roof, resting on an embankment alongside the interstate. The local classic hits station is owned by Cox Media Group, an Atlanta-based company that owns six other radio stations in town.

The injured person was transported to UAB Hospital by the Rocky Ridge Fire Department. The victim's condition is unknown at this time.

Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the accident.

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