Driver strikes power pole in fatal accident

By Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - A Texas man died in a single truck accident Tuesday night in Russell County, according the The Alabama Department of Public Safety.   A motorist called 911 around 8 p.m. to report the collision.

Alabama State Troopers say the driver veered off Highway 165 south of Phenix City between Cottonton and Eufaula and struck a power pole.

The man is believed to be a contractor who worked at Fort Benning. Investigators say he was traveling alone in a Chevrolet pick-up truck at the time of the collision.

The ADPS is still trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control of the wheel. The victim's name has not been released.

News Leader 9 will continue to follow this case.

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