By Patrick McCreless
A Cullman man died on Interstate 65 Monday after his vehicle left the roadway and slammed into a tree.
Cullman County Coroner Gary Murphree identified the victim as Douglas Lowery, 51 of the Berlin community. He was the only person in the vehicle.
Murphree said he pronounced Lowery dead at the scene at approximately 1:42 p.m.
Murphree said officials had some trouble identifying Lowery.
“He (victim) didn’t have a driver’s license on him,” Murphree said. “However, one of the deputies recognized him.”
According to Cullman County Sheriff’s reports, the one-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 1:12 p.m. near the 295 mile marker on Interstate 65. Lowery was driving an older-model blue vehicle.
“From his injuries, he was killed instantly,” Murphree said.
He noted that the vehicle struck a tree on the driver’s side.
“It looks like the car was going sideways when it left the roadway,” he said.
Murphree added that Lowery was found still in the driver’s seat not wearing a seat belt.
The cause of the wreck is still under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.
Murphree said he appreciated the members of Cullman EMS and Dodge City Fire and Rescue for their assistance at the wreck scene.
This is Cullman County’s third vehicle fatality of the year.
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