One person killed in early morning wreck on Highway 20

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Decatur police confirm that one man was killed, another woman was injured in a hit and run wreck on Highway 20 in Limestone County.

Decatur emergency crews found a Ford Taurus overturned in the westbound side of Hwy 20, in front of the old RaceTrac gas station, just west of Interstate 65 around 2:45 Friday morning.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chun pronounced Larry White, of Toney, dead from his injuries. Decatur emergency crews transported a female passenger to Decatur-Morgan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

We are told the driver was going eastbound and lost control when another vehicle struck them from behind. Officers say the other vehicle involved fled the scene.

Decatur police shut down one lane both west and eastbound on Highway 20 while they investigated the fatal wreck.

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