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.
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.