One person was confirmed dead following a single vehicle accident occurring Wednesday morning on Alabama Highway 68 East between Cedar Bluff and Gaylesville. Emergency crews were dispatched to the location at 11:05am, with Cedar Bluff Police, State Troopers, Gaylesville Fire Department, Cherokee EMS, and Cherokee County Rescue Squad all responding. Firefighters and medics removed the driver from the 1999 Cadillac and he was then rushed to Cherokee Medical Center where he later died from injuries sustained in the accident, that according to Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton.
The victim has been identified as 76 year old George Randall Payne of Cedar Bluff.
The cause of that accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.