Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Alabama Highway 247
FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news story published at al.com, a man was killed January 15 in a single-vehicle accident on Alabama Highway 247 in Franklin County, Alabama. Little information has been reported about the circumstances of the accident at this time. The victim’s name has been released.*
The incident happened on the afternoon of January 15 in Franklin County, though reports did not specify a time. A man was driving a 2008 Lexus ES350 on Alabama Highway 247. It is not clear what direction he was traveling. About two miles outside of the junction with Alabama Highway 24, the man’s Lexus left the roadway. The vehicle then crashed into a tree on the side of the highway.
It is not yet clear what caused the driver to travel off the road. No suspected reasons for the accident have yet been provided by law enforcement, and it is not clear if officers have ruled anything out, like distraction, fatigue, or speeding. No other vehicles were involved in the collision, according to Alabama State Troopers.
The driver of the Lexus suffered fatal injuries, and officials pronounced him deceased at the scene. It is not clear whether he was wearing a seat belt. State Troopers said in a release that the man has been identified as 23-year-old Tyler Dunkin Jolley, of Florence, Alabama.
It does not appear anyone else was inside the Lexus at the time. No other injuries were reported. Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate this crash, and they have not yet reported additional details to the news media.
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