Man dead in crash after car strikes tree

Man dead in crash after car strikes tree
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

COOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A Goodwater man was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Friday night.

According to ALEA Cpl. Jess Thornton, the crash happened at 11 p.m. on Alabama 9, near the 165 mile marker, about five miles north of Goodwater. Avery Phillips, 55, was killed when the 2003 Nissan Sentra he was driving left the roadway and hit a tree.

Thornton said Phillips, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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