Opelika man killed in Monday crash on I-85 in Macon Co - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Opelika man killed in Monday crash on I-85 in Macon Co.

MACON CO., AL (WSFA) -

Alabama State Troopers are identifying the driver killed in a Monday wreck along Interstate 85 as 60-year-old Opelika resident Matthew Jacob.

Jacob was driving a 2011 Kenworth dump truck when it left the roadway and overturned. Sgt. Steve Jarrett said the crash happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the northbound lanes at mile marker 44 near Wire Road.

Jacob was transported to Columbus Regional Medical Center where he died at 8:30 p.m.

An investigation is ongoing, but authorities say the victim was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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