Brian Schoenhals/The Daily Home
A two vehicle accident Thursday morning on Alabama 21 North left a Talladega man dead. According to Alabama State Troopers, Derring Wendell Holmes Jr., 46, “was killed when the vehicle he was driving collided head on with a commercial vehicle. The crash occurred on Alabama 21 at the 237.5 mile marker, about two miles north of Talladega.” According to Talladega Firefighters, who responded to assist Munford Volunteer Fire Department along with the Munford Police Department, Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and North Star Paramedics, Holmes was driving a Honda Pilot when he crashed into the oncoming 18-wheeler. The crash was near the intersection of Alabama 21 and Pilgrim Lane, near the Grand Prix Track.