A two-vehicle collision in Opelika, Ala., left a 25-year-old man dead Friday morning in the 800 block of Crawford Road, Lee County authorities said.
Charles Sheperd “Trey” Martin III of Opelika was pronounced dead a the scene of the 10:25 a.m. EST accident, said Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.
Police said Martin apparently was driving a northbound gray 1987 Nissan Pathfinder when he attempted a left turn into the Solo Food Mart. The vehicle was stuck broadside by a southbound 1995 Chevrolet pickup driven by A.C. Miles of Salem.
After the collision, both vehicles left the roadway. Miles, 66, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
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Martin, the sole occupant in his vehicle, was partially ejected from the passenger’s side after his gray SUV overturned on its side. Martin apparently wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and he was pinned beneath part of the vehicle.
Alcohol was not a factor in Opelika’s first traffic fatality. The accident remains under investigation by Opelika Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit.