LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A Phenix City man died Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Lee Road 2024.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, 42-year-old Heath Stafford was killed when the truck he was driving left the roadway and struck a utility pole at around 2:09 a.m. The accident happened approximately five miles west of Phenix City.
Authorities say Stafford was attempting to elude a Lee County sheriff’s deputy at the time of the crash. The Lee County Coroner’s Office says he was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated by Smiths Fire and Rescue.
Stafford was pronounced dead at Piedmont Columbus Regional. The crash is under investigation.