Couple Killed in Crash on I-85

By Lindsey Connell - bio | e-mail

CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -  An Atlanta couple in their 50s lost their lives after losing control of their car on I-85 North.

It happened Friday night around eight o'clock at exit 77 for Valley/Huguley.

Alabama State Troopers say Frederick Fulks and Essie Mae Chappell were headed back to Atlanta when for some reason, their car ran off the road, flipped over several times, and slammed into a electronic billboard for King Ford.

The couple was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other cars were involved in the accident.

Officials say speed did play a factor in the accident.

Alabama State Troopers are still investigating the crash.