A 32-year-old Phenix City man died Friday after his motorcycle crashed into an SUV.
Officials received the call about the accident around 9:15 p.m. CDT. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Joshua Adam Picard was riding his motorcycle west on Lee Road 240 in Smiths Station when it crossed the center line and struck a small SUV going east.
Picard was ejected from his 2002 Harley-Davidson Sportster into a swampy area near the roadway. The coroner pronounced him dead on the scene at 10:05 CDT.
Harris said Picard was an army lieutenant stationed at Fort Benning and lived less than two miles from where the accident happened.
It appears speed may have been a factor in the crash, he said.