Elba man dies in Springhill wreck

Published 9:01 am Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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A two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday has claimed the life of a Coffee County man.

Briar James Smith, 21, of Elba was killed when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a 2010 Ford F-150 driven by James Turner, 84, of Troy.

Smith was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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Smith was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on AL 87 near the 56 mile marker (Springhill Community) approximately seven miles south of Troy. Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.