A log truck driver lost his life yesterday in an Alabama accident that occurred on Highway 278.  49 year old James Beecham of Piedmont was killed when the log truck he was driving ran into a dump truck driven by 38 year old Paul Pledger of Ball Play, Alabama.  Reports indicate that when the log truck struck the dump truck the logs shifted and crushed the cab of the log truck pinning the driver inside.  The impact caused the dump truck to turn over, spilling its load of chert.