Alcohol a possible factor in Hwy 231 death

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama State Troopers says they're investigating a fatal crashed that happened Thursday afternoon on U.S. Hwy. 231 South.

Sgt. Steve Jarrett said the wreck happened at 2:00pm approximately eight miles south of Pike Road when a van left the roadway and overturned.

The victim, 50-year-old Ramer resident Rickey Gamble, was killed in the crash.

A preliminary investigation shows that Gamble was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Sgt. Jarrett said the investigation is ongoing, but added that alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.

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