Eufaula man dies in Thursday traffic accident

Eufaula man dies in Thursday traffic accident

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) – A Eufuala man was killed in a traffic accident involving an 18-wheeler Thursday evening.

The Eufaula Police Department said they responded to a traffic crash shortly after 7:50 p.m. CT on Thursday. The crash happened at the intersection of Grove Street and Eufaula Avenue involving an 18-wheeler and a pedestrian riding a bicycle.

The cyclist, William Robert Gochet, 60, of Eufaula, was pronounced dead on the scene by Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.  The crash is being investigated by the Eufaula Police Department's Traffic Homicide Unit.

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