Alabama Man Killed in Crash on Alabama Highway 50
LAFAYETTE, AL. – November 5, 2018 - According to an online news story from wtvm.com, a man from Alabama was killed November 5 in a car crash that occurred on Highway 50 in Alabama.*
The crash occurred on the morning of November 5. A passenger car and a tractor-trailer collided on Highway 50 near Providence Road, about three miles outside of Lafayette, Alabama. It is not yet clear how the accident occurred. No other vehicles were involved.
The driver of the car, 29-year-old Nicholas David Patterson, of Lanett, Alabama, sadly died in the crash. Authorities indicate he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, though they did not say whether this contributed to his death. It does not appear anyone else was in Patterson’s car at the time of the crash.
The driver of the tractor-trailer has not been identified, and no information was reported about whether he or she was injured. Authorities blocked off Highway 50 to investigate the scene and to remove the tractor-trailer from the roadway. No additional information about the accident has been released at this time.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest rate of vehicle crash deaths among high-income countries in the world. The fatal crash rates in the U.S. are highest when measured both by population (10.3 deaths per every 100,000 people) and by registered vehicles ( 1.24 deaths per every 10,000 registered vehicles). The U.S. also has the fifth-highest rate of motor vehicle deaths based on miles traveled (1.10 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled).
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