Man Killed in Roll-Over Wreck in Alabama
CULLMAN COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news report from trussvilletribune.com, a man was tragically killed in a single-vehicle roll-over wreck in Cullman County, Alabama. The cause of the accident has not been determined at this time.*
54-year-old David Anthony Smith, of Vinemont, Alabama, was driving a 2000 Dodge Durango on Cullman County 1114, when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned. Smith was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to authorities.
The crash occurred in the Jones Chapel community. No other vehicles were involved. Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate the collision and have not yet released additional information.
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes occurred in the United States in 2016. These accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 37,000 people. The fatalities averaged 11.6 per 100,000 people and 1.16 per every 100 million miles traveled in the United States.
On a state level, the fatality rates ranged from 4.0 per every 100,000 people in the District of Columbia to 23.1 per every 100,000 people in Mississippi. The rates also ranged from 0.66 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island, to 1.88 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled in South Carolina.
Alabama’s 2016 fatality rates, according to the IIHS data, were well above the national ranges. The state’s individual data shows 21.3 deaths in 2016 per every 100,000 people and 1.49 deaths per every 100 million miles traveled.
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