Fatal overnight crash kills passenger on Seven Mile Post Road

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ATHENS, Ala. – An overnight crash on Seven Mile Post Road has claimed the life of a woman from the Anderson community and injured another.

Alabama State Troopers say that 44-year-old Tina Brackley was killed when the SUV she was a passenger in left the road and overturned sometime around 3 a.m.

Troopers say that Brackley was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Authorities say that the driver, Gary Graham of Athens was also not wearing a seat belt and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but preliminary investigation indicates that speed was a factor.