- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama man is dead after his car crashed into a tree in Shelby County.

Al.com reports (https://bit.ly/2dxic03 ) the single-car crash happened late Thursday on a road about two miles west of Columbiana.

Alabama State Troopers on Friday said 34-year-old Joel Ben Vickery of Helena was killed in the wreck. Senior Trooper Chuck Daniel said Vickery was driving a Ford Taurus left the roadway and struck a tree.

Authorities say Vickery was pronounced dead at the scene. State troopers are investigating the cause of the crash.

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