Accident Claims the Life of a Montgomery Man

It's a scene all too common on our roads. Around 1:30 Saturday afternoon, a silver Chevy S-10 Blazer carrying two young men careened off the road near Eastern Boulevard on I-85 north. The unnamed seventeen year old driver of the truck apparently lost control and overcompensated, throwing the truck off the road, according to police.

"What appears to have happened...the vehicle went off the roadway and down the embankment," said Lieutenant Keith Barnett of the MPD.

The teenager was hardly injured and was released at the scene, but 20 year old David Viox of Montgomery died: "When the vehicle exited the roadway and wrecked, the backseat passenger was ejected and he was pronounced dead at the scene," Barnett explained.

Viox's family members rushed to the scene of the accident, where police told them the fate of their son David, the sixteenth fatality in Montgomery this year.  Police say no drugs or alcohol was involved in the crash, which diverted traffic southbound of Eastern Boulevard for quite some time. But they do say David Viox was not wearing a seatbelt, and that may have contributed to his death.