By Corporal Jeremy J. Burkett, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Office of the Secretary, Aide-De-Camp
A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:55 p.m. Saturday, June 5, has claimed the life of a Lafayette man. Elbert Cooper Jr., 65, was fatally injured when the 2000 Mazda Miata he was driving ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Cooper was not utilizing his seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. Cooper succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The crash occurred on Chambers County 32, approximately less than one mile from Lafayette, in Chambers County.
Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.