From The Tribune staff reports
SHELBY COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash at approximately 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, has claimed the life of a Columbiana man.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Patrick L. Nichols, 50, was fatally injured when the 2009 Toyota Corolla he was driving left the roadway and struck a culvert then overturned. The crash was not discovered until the morning of Monday, November 29.
Nichols was pronounced deceased at the scene, which occurred on Shelby County 26, approximately three miles north of Columbiana.
Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.