From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
PINSON — The Pinson man found dead within a pickup truck on Highway 79, near Rudd School Road, has been identified.
According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the victim is 48-year-old Jody Douglas Sims.
The truck that Sims was in crashed into a tree on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at around 4:09 a.m.
When deputies arrived to the scene, they found a deceased male trapped inside a pickup truck. Investigators said the pickup truck was the only vehicle involved. No word has been released as to how the truck departed the road and impacted the tree.
The incident remains under investigation.