Car Wreck on Holt Road Claims One Life
ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) A signle car wreck killed an Athens man Saturday afternoon.
It happened at 1:40 p.m. on Holt Road, just four miles north of Athens. According to state troopers, 28-year-old Joel McAlister Smith was killed when his Chevy Monte Carlo left the roadway and overturned.
Police say Smith was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities believe speed may have been a factor, and the cause of the accident is under investigation.