Alabama man who stopped to check trailer killed by SUV, state troopers say

Published 10:07 pm Wednesday, March 6, 2024

An Alabama man who had stopped to attend to his trailer was struck and killed by an SUV, state troopers said.

The two-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. Monday, and claimed the life of an Athens man.

The pedestrian, Ronald Anderson, 69, was fatally injured when he was struck by the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Lecorbin D. Sales, 26, of Decatur. Anderson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Prior to impact, the Chevrolet struck the unoccupied 1997 Dodge Ram that was initially driven by Anderson.

Anderson had exited the Dodge to attend to its detached trailer.

The crash occurred on Zehner Road near New Cut Road, approximately six miles west of Athens, in Limestone County.