Elba man killed in motorcycle crash

A two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:15 p.m. Monday, July 13, has claimed the life of a Coffee County man.

Briar James Smith, 21, of Elba was killed when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a 2010 Ford F-150 driven by James Turner, 84, of Troy.

Smith was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Smith was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, said Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Trooper Sgt. Drew Brooks.

Brooks said the crash occurred on Alabama 87 near the 56-mile marker in the Springhill Community approximately seven miles south of Troy.

Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.

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