Alabama man killed in head-on collision, state troopers say

Published 10:16 pm Sunday, May 28, 2023

An Alabama man was killed early Sunday when his car collided, head-on with an SUV, state troopers said.

The two-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 12 a.m. Sunday, and claimed the life of a Florence man.

Kendall Lee Dean, 48, was fatally injured when the 2014 Ford Focus that he was driving collided head-on with a 2004 GMC Yukon driven by Hugo Armando-Roman Ortiz, 33, of Decatur.

Dean was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Ortiz was injured and transported by helicopter to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.

The passenger of the GMC, Fernando Jose-Portillo Mariano, 22, of Decatur, was also injured and transported to North Alabama Medical Hospital for treatment.

The crash occurred on Alabama 157 near Lawrence County 150, approximately eight miles north of Moulton, in Lawrence County.