DEKALB COUNTY, Ala – Alabama State Troopers say a Boaz man died when he was ejected from a pickup truck.
Yasin Escalante Ortiz, 24, died when the pickup truck he was riding in left the roadway and struck a utility pole and struck several trees. The wreck occurred on DeKalb County 479 around 8:05 a.m. Friday.
Troopers say Ortiz was not using a seat belt and died at the scene. The driver of the truck was also ejected and was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Troopers continue to investigate this wreck.