Columbus woman killed in one-car accident in AL

By Elizabeth White 

CHAMBERS COUNTY, AL  (WTVM) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a one-car accident that killed the driver, a 72-year-old Columbus woman.

State Troopers say the accident happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 431 in Chambers County.

Troopers say Janice Eckert was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer, when she left the roadway and hit a tree.

She was killed instantly. Troopers say they are still trying to figure out why Eckert left the roadway and the accident remains under investigation.

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