Samson man dies in Coffee County crash

Samson man dies in Coffee County crash

COFFEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - One person is dead after a traffic accident in Coffee County, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Capt. Tracy Nelson confirms.

Willard Leon Haynes Jr., 47, of Samson, has been identified as the victim in the crash.

According to the Coffee County EMA, the crash happened on AL Highway 134 near Ino Baptist Church. Nelson said the location is about 8 miles east of Opp.

Nelson said Haynes was operating a Mack Tractor Trailer, when it left the roadway and struck several trees and overturned.

The EMA reported the highway was closed near the church. All drivers were asked to take an alternate route.

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