Alabama man killed when SUV strikes culverts, flips over, state troopers say

Published 9:39 pm Thursday, February 15, 2024

An Alabama was killed Thursday morning when his SUV left the road, struck culverts and flipped over, state troopers said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 5 a.m. Thursday, and claimed the life of a Leesburg man.

Donald E. Barnes, 35, was fatally injured when the 2009 Jeep Cherokee that he was driving left the roadway, struck two culverts and overturned.

After the Jeep overturned, it struck a fence and utility pole. Barnes was not using a seat belt at the time of crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred on Cherokee County 53 near Cherokee County 361, approximately six miles south of Collinsville, in Cherokee County.