UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal single-vehicle crash on Huguley Rd. near Opelika

UPDATE: Victim ID’d in fatal single-vehicle crash on Huguley Rd. near Opelika

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - One person is dead following a single-vehicle accident near Opelika early Wednesday morning.

The driver has been identified as 19-year-old Austin B. Hodges of Beauregard, according to Russell Co. Coroner Arthur Sumbry, Jr. The crash happened near the 200 block of Huguley Road. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene at 4:35 a.m. According to Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr., speeding was a factor in this wreck.

ALEA is investigating the scene.

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