Update: Troopers Identify Driver Who Crashed Into House In Owens Cross Roads

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(Photo by Matt Kroschel, WHNT News 19)

(Photo by Matt Kroschel, WHNT News 19)

OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – The driver of a truck died Wednesday after slamming into a house on Cave Springs Road in Owens Cross Roads.

The wreck happened around 12 p.m.  Alabama State Troopers say the man who died was James William Elmore, 58, of New Hope.

Elmore’s Ford F-150 left the roadway and struck a tree before coming to rest against the house.  He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said, and he died at the scene.

Troopers said circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, but said speed was a factor.