Covered Autauga County: Biker killed in crash

Autauga County, Ala. (WSFA) -- State troopers are investigating an accident that left one person dead.   It happened Saturday afternoon in Autauga county on Highway 31 just south of County Road 85.

Troopers say a motocycle collided with a jeep killing the driver of the motorcycle, Andrew Baltzell.   Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.  One of the passengers in the jeep was taken to a local hospital.  The driver of the jeep was treated on the scene.

"My son was in the vehicle behind it and he said it just all happened so quick, my son's friend was inside the jeep and he was thrown from the jeep, he was thrown out but I think he was ok walking around but they took him to the hospital to check him out for sure," said bystander David Hill.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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