UPDATE (6:15 p.m.): Theodore Armour, 84, was crossing US Highway 280 when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side, according to Lee County Coroner Gene Manning.
A news release confirmed Armour’s 2004 Mercedes C240 collided with a 2015 Jeep Patriot driven by Misty Rich, 47, of Auburn. Armour was pronounced dead at the scene.
We do not have any updates on Rich’s condition.
SMITHS STATION, Ala. (WRBL) – Lee County Deputy Coroner Gene Manning told News 3 one is dead and another is injured after a car wreck in front of the Lee County Flea Market on US 280.
Traffic on the busy corridor connecting Phenix City with Opelika was backed up as first responders swarmed to the scene, including responders from the Smiths Station Fire and Rescue station on the other side of 280.
First response vehicles encircled the vehicle, which also allowed one lane of travel to be cleared and sheriff’s deputies to direct traffic around the scene.
The coroner’s office did not release names or details about any of the victims.