From The Tribune staff reports
LAMAR COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of two Vernon men on Wednesday, December 1, at approximately 10:20 a.m.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Roger Chaffin, 63, was killed when the 1998 Nissan Frontier he was driving left the roadway in a curve and struck a tree. Chaffin and his passenger, Richard McDuffie, 62, were pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred four miles north of Vernon on Alabama 17 at approximately the 247-mile marker in Lamar County.
Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.