A single vehicle accident in Opelika early Tuesday morning left one person dead.
At around 6 a.m. the Opelika police department responded to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 85 between West Point Parkway and Columbus Parkway.
Upon arrival, officers observed a 2005 International truck off the roadway in the wood line on fire.
According to a witness, the 18-wheeler was travelling south in the outside lane of traffic, when it left the roadway, crashed into several trees and burst into flames.
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The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at 5:50 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Gene Manning.
The identity of the driver has not been released. The body was sent to the Medical Examiners Office in Montgomery for an autopsy.