Man killed in Decatur wreck identified by police


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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.

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