Woman Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Coffee County, Alabama
COFFEE COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story reported by alabamanews.net, a woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Coffee County, Alabama. The woman has been identified by officials, according to the news story, but authorities have not yet determined the cause of the collision.*
The accident took place in the late evening on March 2 on U.S. Highway 84 in Coffee County. Alabama State Troopers and Alabama News report that at approximately 10:40 p.m. on that Saturday, an SUV was traveling on U.S. Highway 84 and somehow left the roadway outside of Elba, Alabama. The SUV then struck a tree off of the highway, according to Alabama State Troopers.
It is not clear from the news report what direction the SUV was traveling, and the make and model of the vehicle were not reported. The accident reportedly occurred about six miles from the Elba limits. Alabama State Troopers did not say why the accident happened or report any circumstances that might have caused the driver of the SUV to leave the roadway.
Alabama News reports that the driver of the SUV sustained fatal injuries, and responding officials declared her deceased at the scene of the accident. State Troopers reported that she was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred, but they were not reported as stating whether a seat belt could have saved the driver’s life.
Officials identified the driver as a 20-year-old woman from Opp, Alabama. The crash is still under investigation, and no further information was reported in the Alabama News article.
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