DECATUR, Ala. — One person is dead after early morning crash on U.S. 31 in Decatur.
According to Decatur Police, officers responded to a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 31 near Hunter Lane at approximately 2:26 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers determined a sedan occupied by two men became disabled and stopped in the southbound lane with a flat tire. While the occupants changed the tire, a pickup truck collided with the stopped sedan, striking 49-year-old Carlos Ballentine of Pulaski, Tenn.
Ballentine was pronounced dead at the scene.
The occupants of the truck were taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and the second occupant of the sedan was treated on-scene for minor injuries.