Motorcyclist killed in overnight crash on University Drive

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One person is dead after an overnight crash that temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes of University Dr. near the intersection at Meadow Dr. according to Huntsville Police.

Lt. Michael Johnson with Huntsville Police said Jeffrey Daniel Stacy was driving his motorcycle eastbound on University Drive when a woman t-boned him with her vehicle while cutting through the Title Pawn parking lot. Police said the woman was trying to avoid the traffic light at the intersection by cutting through the parking lot and did not yield the right of way to Stacy.

Sgt. Nelson said Stacy died in the crash. The Huntsville woman suffered minor injuries and was later released from Huntsville Hospital.

According to Johnson, speed and alcohol were a factor. The investigation into the wreck continues.

Authorities reopened eastbound lanes on University Drive just after 2 a.m.

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