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Accident on Highway 169 in Opelika claims life

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(Source: Annie Hubbell) (Source: Annie Hubbell)
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

News Leader 9 is following a fatal accident in Opelika on Highway 169. 

Authorities say the two-vehicle accident happened Friday morning in front of the Solo Gas Station.

Officers of the Opelika Police Department responded to the 800 block of Crawford Road at approximately 10:25 a.m. to a reported traffic accident involving two vehicles.

A red 1995 Chevrolet 1500 pick-up truck was traveling south on Crawford Road. A gray 1987 Nissan Pathfinder, traveling north on Crawford Road, turned left in front of the red pick-up truck to enter a private driveway and the vehicles collided in the roadway.

Both vehicles then left the roadway. The Nissan Pathfinder rolled over after impact, partially ejecting the driver before coming to rest on its side. The driver and sole occupant of the pick-up, 66-year-old A.C. Miles, Jr. of Salem, AL was treated for minor injuries on scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan Pathfinder, 25-year-old Charles Shepard Martin III of Opelika, was pronounced deceased on scene by Lee County Coroner Bill Harris at 10:33 a.m.

The accident remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit.

We'll continue following this story and post any updates as they become available.

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