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Body of missing Covington County man found in vehicle wreckage

Daniel Eugene Wiggins (Covington County Sheriff's Office) Daniel Eugene Wiggins (Covington County Sheriff's Office)
TROY, AL (WSFA) -

The search for a Covington County man who had been missing since Sunday has come to a tragic end. Investigators with the sheriff's office confirmed the body of 57-year-old Daniel Eugene Wiggins was found Wednesday in the wreckage of a vehicle crash in Coffee County.

Wiggins, was last seen at the Verizon store in Troy over the weekend. A search of his cell phone signal pinged it in south Crenshaw County before it went inactive. Foul play was not suspected, but investigators issued an urgent request for the public's help finding him due to his need of insulin to control diabetes. 

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks was notified the crash and went to the scene where he met with Coffee County deputies and Alabama State Troopers. The vehicle description and tag number matched Wiggins' vehicle. Authorities confirmed Wiggins' identity and pronounced him dead on the scene.  

State Troopers are investigating the cause of the crash, which happened on Coffee County Road 340 at Alabama Highway 87 North. That's about seven miles outside Elba. The preliminary investigation shows Wiggins' vehicle left the roadway, went into a stream, and struck a bridge embankment.

"The Covington County Sheriff's Office wishes to express its condolences to Dan's family, friends, and co-workers," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks and the Sheriff's Office appreciate the assistance of the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation, the Covington County District Attorney's Office, the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, ALEA State Troopers, and all the members of the media and public who helped get the message out to help find Mr. Wiggins."

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