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Accident on Highway 169 in Opelika claims life

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

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

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

Officers of the OpelikaPolice Department responded to the 800 block of Crawford Road at approximately10:25 a.m. to a reported traffic accident involving two vehicles.

A red 1995 Chevrolet1500 pick-up truck was traveling south on Crawford Road. A gray 1987 NissanPathfinder, traveling north on Crawford Road, turned left in front of the redpick-up truck to enter a private driveway and the vehicles collided in theroadway.

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

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

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

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

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