Fatal Theodore traffic accident victim identified


Emergency crews responded to a fatal accident on Swedetown road in Theodore Thursday afternoon.

State Troopers released the following information Thursday evening.

Shortly after 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 25, Alabama State Troopers were notified of a fatal, single-vehicle crash in Theodore. Samuel Lee Ray, 78, of Irvington, was traveling west on Swedetown Road near Congo Road in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. For unknown reason(s), the vehicle left the roadway, entered a ditch and struck a culvert. Ray, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Nothing further is available as troopers continue to investigate.

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