From The Tribune staff reports
COLBERT COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Leighton man on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at approximately 5:46 a.m.
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), Terry R. Smith, 64, was fatally injured when the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado in which he was a passenger left the roadway and struck a ditch.
Smith was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, Eugene Goforth Jr., 64, of Tuscumbia, was injured and transported to Helen Keller Hospital.
The crash occurred on Mountain View Lane at the intersection of Woodmont Drive, approximately two miles south of Tuscumbia, in Colbert County.
Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.