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    Alabama man killed when pickup truck strikes ditch, then tree, state troopers say

    By alabamanow,


    An Alabama man was killed this week when his pickup truck veered off the road, struck a ditch and then a tree, state troopers said.

    The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 7:55 p.m. Thursday, and claimed the life of a Haleyville, Alabama, man.

    Don W. League, 77, was fatally injured when the 1990 Ford Ranger that he was driving left the roadway and struck a ditch.

    After the initial impact, the Ford struck a fence, a culvert and a tree. League was not using a seat belt at the time of crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    The crash occurred on Franklin County 6 near Franklin County 69, approximately 6 miles northeast of Haleyville, in Franklin County.

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