Columbus woman killed in one car accident

CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala.  (WTVM) – Alabama State Troopers are investigating a one car accident that killed the driver, a 72 year old Columbus woman. State Troopers say the accident happened Wednesday afternoon on Highway 431 in Chambers County.  Troopers say Janice Eckert was driving a 2001 Ford Explorer, when she left the roadway and hit a tree. She was killed instantly. Troopers say they are still trying to figure out why Eckert left the roadway and the accident remains under investigation.