MACON COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – A man is dead, and a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy remains hospitalized after a deadly crash Tuesday night along Lake Street in Macon County.
Macon County Sheriff Andre Brunson tells News 3 an on-duty deputy sheriff was driving his unmarked Ford F150 when the patrol vehicle collided with another vehicle. Sheriff Brunson says the passenger in the other vehicle was killed in the crash, while the driver suffered minor injuries. Brunson says the deputy was also injured and treated at a local hospital.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating. Investigators say the two-vehicle crash at approximately 5:38 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, killed Edwin D. Moss, 32, of Tuskegee. Moss was killed when the 2003 Hyundai Sonata, in which he was a passenger, collided with a 2013 Ford F-150 driven by Darian K. Locure, 47, of Tuskegee. Moss was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Hyundai, Antonio M. Daniel, 38, of Tuskegee, was not injured during the crash. Locure was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The crash occurred on U.S. 80 at North Lake Street, approximately one-half mile east of Tuskegee.
“My heart is breaking for all those involved, especially to the family who lost their loved one in this unfortunate accident. It is just horrible,” said Sheriff Brunson.
Bruson says the crash investigation has been turned over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency for them to investigate. Bruson says the deputy has been placed on administrative leave per standard procedure until the investigation is complete.