DAILYKENN.com -- Christine Summers, a 53-year-old truck driver, was reportedly beaten to death in Alabama.
The "wife, mother, grandmother and had been driving a truck for about 30 years," according to al.com, and worked as a team driver with her husband in the past.
Her husband was not with her when she was murdered, reports say.
The incident after Summers pulled her rig to the side of the road, thinking she may have "hit something." She called 911 and, while on the phone, was attacked. The attack was recorded, reports say.
Excerpted from al.com ▼
According to authorities and family members, Summers was on the phone with her husband, Lamer, with whom she used to team drive, when she said she saw someone or something in the road and thought she should stop to make sure she hadn’t hit something. She hung up with her husband and stopped to check and called 911.
When she got out to check, Gipson was standing there, authorities and family members say, and he attacked her, brutally and unprovoked. Summers was still on the phone with a 911 operator and the killing was reportedly captured on the 911 call.
Within moments, Summers’ body was discovered - about 3:20 a.m. that Wednesday - on the side of the Interstate 59/20 near the Valley Road exit. Truck driver Ozell Johnson said he was driving on the interstate on his way to deliver a load to the Mercedes plant. He said he saw another 18-wheeler on the side of the roadway and looked, as he always does, to make sure it was about to pull out in his path.
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