ALEA PRESS RELEASE: LEE COUNTY TRAFFIC FATALITY

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By Corporal Jeremy J. Burkett, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Office of the Secretary, Aide-De-Camp

OPELIKA POST — A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:39 p.m. Friday, May 28, has claimed the life of a Charlotte, N.C. man. Joseph Ferguson, 24, was fatally injured when the 2021 Mazda 3 he was driving collided head-on with a 2008 Honda Pilot driven by Kimberly Sims, 31, of Opelika. Ferguson was not utilizing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was transported to a local area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The crash occurred on Lee County 117, approximately seven miles south of Opelika, in Lee County.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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