Texas man killed in Opelika car accident - WRBL

Texas man killed in Opelika car accident

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A Sunday morning Opelika crash claimed the life of a Texas man.

Around 11 a.m., Samuel Ray Gilbert, Jr. was standing on the side of the road after his vehicle was involved in a minor collision on Interstate 85, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says. Gilbert was waiting for police to arrive when another driver lost control of her vehicle and struck Gilbert. He was pinned between two cars. He died on the scene from massive blunt force injuries.

Gilbert's two teenage children were in the car at the time of the accident. They were not hurt in the crashes. They were heading home to Texas after a family gathering in Georgia.

The crash remains under investigation by the Opelika Police and Lee County Coroner's Office.

A 19-year-old from Auburn was also killed in a crash this weekend.

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