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Motorcyclist dies following accident on I-85

By Andrew Wittenberg  - bio | email | Twitter

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - An east Alabama man has died due to injuries sustained during a two motorcycle-vehicle accident on Interstate 85 near Auburn on Saturday.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says Tommy Odom, 50, of Seale, Alabama, died just after 5:30 Sunday morning.

Odom was airlifted to the Columbus Regional Medical Center after the accident.

Witnesses say Odom and another motorcyclist were driving north on Interstate 85 and the driver of the automobile was stopped in the emergency lane of the northbound side of I-85.

As the motorcycles approached, the driver of the vehicle apparently pulled into the path of the motorcycles, forcing them to collide with the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle and the other motorcyclist were believed to be treated and released from the East Alabama Medical Center.

The accident remains under investigation.

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