COURTLAND, Ala. (WHNT) — A Muscle Shoals man was killed after his car hit a gas main just west of downtown Courtland on Highway 20, according to officials.

Lawrence County Coroner Scott Norwood told News 19 that the car hit a 12-inch above-ground gas main on Highway 20 near Jefferson Street.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency later identified the driver as 42-year-old Willie R. Agee Jr., of Muscle Shoals. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

(Photo: Lawrence County Coroner)

Norwood originally reported that Agee was ejected from the vehicle, but upon arrival at the scene, he learned that the North Courtland Police Department removed him from the car because of the need to repair the gas main.

The gas department responded to the scene and worked to repair any damage from the main being hit.