2 Lee Co. men dead following weekend crash in Elmore Co. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

2 Lee Co. men dead following weekend crash in Elmore Co.

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ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) -

Authorities say a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning claimed two lives in Elmore County. The crash happened around 8 a.m. on Elmore County 429.

Jesus Ugalbe, 19, of Opelika was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra when he ran off the roadway and overturned. Ugalbe and a passenger, Gerardo Costillo, 24, of Auburn, were both ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say neither victim was wearing a seat belt.

Although the investigation into the crash continues, Alabama State Troopers say speed was a factor.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama Dept. of Public Safety

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