UPDATE 7:55 p.m. p.m. CDT – The Lee County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the victim killed in early morning crash. Coroner Bill Harris has identified the victim as 22-year-old Jalen Treyvon Ezell, of Opelika.
Harris says Ezell died instantly from blunt force impact injuries. Ezell was not believed to be wearing a seatbelt, according to Harris.
A female passenger was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. She was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash is under investigation by members of the Opelika Police Department Traffic Homicide Unit and the Lee County Coroner’s Office.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact the Opelika Police Department at 334-705-5200, the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665, or the Lee County Coroner Secret Witness line at 334-742-4339.
OPELIKA, Ala. (WRBL) – Opelika Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash on Pepperell Parkway. Officials say the crash happened around 6:08 a.m. on Oct. 2.
According to police, the Opelika Police Department and Opelika Fire Department were called to a car crash on Pepperell Parkway at the intersection of Airport Road. When officers arrived, the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. There was an additional passenger in the car as well.
Police say the passenger was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for treatment. They had no life-threatening injuries. The name and age of the driver will not be released by the Lee County Coroner until their family has been notified.
OPD’s Traffic Homicide Investigative Team is investigating the case. Anyone with information on the fatal crash is asked to contact the Opelika Police Dept. at 334-705-5200 or call the Secret Witness Hotline at 334-745-8665.