Vehicle overturns, one dead in Morgan County wreck

Photo courtesy Morgan County Sheriff's Office

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – One person was killed in a Morgan County wreck late Friday morning.

Alabama State Troopers said Gene La Paul Pritchett, 54, was riding in a van that ran off Prince Circle and hit a tree around 10 a.m.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office said they arrived and found the van overturned.

Pritchett was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the van, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to Huntsville Hospital.

Troopers are still investigating the wreck.

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