Crash claims life near Hayneville

Published 2:16 pm Friday, June 14, 2024

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A single-vehicle crash on Friday marks Lowndes County’s fifth traffic fatality for 2024.

The crash occurred at approximately 12:05 a.m. Friday, June 14. A Montgomery man, David L. Comer, 36, was fatally injured when the 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis he was driving left the roadway, struck a utility pole and a ditch before overturning.

Lowndes County Coroner Terrell Means said Comer was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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“The cause of death was blunt-force trauma,” Means said. “His injuries were caused by the impact when his vehicle hit the utility pole.”

According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Sgt. Jeremy Burkett, the crash occurred on U.S. Highway 80 near the 119-mile marker, approximately eight miles north of Hayneville.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division investigate the crash.