Huntsville Police Identify Man Killed in Crash on Ledges Drive

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A single vehicle wreck on Ledges Drive claimed a man’s life Thursday night.

Huntsville Police say Wayne Carter Gardner, 66, was driving down Ledges Drive just before 8:30 p.m. and lost control of his vehicle.

Gardner was driving a black Audi, and it left the road on the right side and hit a gas lamp post.  Gardner was the only person in the vehicle and died on the scene.

Wayne Carter (Photo provided by T&W Operations)

Wayne Carter (Photo provided by T&W Operations)

WHNT News 19 has learned Gardner was a Vietnam veteran and a retired U.S. Air Force Major.

Gardner also founded and co-owned T&W Operations, a defense contracting company based in Huntsville.

Gardner was born in Alabama and leaves behind a wife, two children and three grandchildren.

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