Robert Pesnell, 55, was killed when the pickup truck he was driving hit a tree and overturned on U.S. 431, 10 miles south of Wedowee, according to a release sent by Charles Dysart, public information officer for the Alabama State Troopers.
Terry Sparks, Randolph County coroner, said he pronounced Pesnell dead at the scene at 5:07 p.m. Sparks said no one else was in the vehicle during the crash.
“The rear end of the vehicle struck a tree as it went over an embankment,” Sparks said.
Sparks said he was uncertain what caused the wreck.
Pesnell was not wearing a seatbelt during the accident, Dysart wrote.
According to the release, the accident was still under investigation today.
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