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ALEA: Fatal Crash Claims Leesburg Man

The Weekly Ledger News | Area News

SAND ROCK, Ala. - According to Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Gadsden Post a single-vehicle crash occurring approximately around 5 a.m. Thursday, February 15 claimed the life of a Leesburg man.


The crash took place on County Road 53 near Cherokee County 361 in the Sand Rock area, approximately six miles south of Collinsville, in Cherokee County. ALEA said the man fatally injured was identified as Donald E. Barnes, 35 of Leesburg, Alabama.


The 2009 Jeep Cherokee that Barnes was driving left the roadway, struck two culverts, and overturned. After the Jeep overturned, it struck a fence and utility pole. Barnes was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 


Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continues to investigate the crash.

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