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Man Dies, Wife Critical After Governors Drive Wreck

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)  –  Huntsville Police responded to a wreck this morning on Governors Drive at Harvard Road.

Police say 78-year-old Shelby Walter Hill was driving his truck westbound on Governors Drive when he crossed the center line and hit a light pole near Harvard Road.  Hill was killed instantly.

His wife, Mildred, was in the passenger seat and was taken to Huntsville Hospital with serious injuries.

Only one vehicle was involved in the wreck. The case is under investigation.

Police asked all motorists to avoid the area for a few hours.