PRESS RELEASE BY BILL HARRIS, LEE COUNTY CORONER, TRAFFIC FATALITY

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A single vehicle motor vehicle accident Sunday afternoon about 1:40 PM has claimed the life of 55-year-old John Smith, of Smiths Station.

The accident happened in the 7800 block of Lee Road 246 in Smiths Station.

Smith was transported to Columbus Piedmont Regional Hospital by ambulance. He died from complications of multiple blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead in the emergency room at 9:33 PM CST.

It appears that Smith left the roadway and struck a culvert while traveling on Lee Road 246.

The accident remains under investigation by the Alabama State Troopers and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

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