New info surfaces in fatal Blount County wreck

BLOUNT COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – UPDATE: The Alabama Department of Public Safety has identifited the person killed in an accident in Blount County early Wednesday morning.

Timothy Blackwood, a 26-year-old from Oneonta, died in the two-car wreck. Troopers say it happened around 5:15 a.m. on U.S. 231 at AL 79 near Cleveland. Blackwood's 1988 Chevrolet wrecked into a parked 2006 Chevrolet Silverado.

New information released from the ALabama Department of Transportation says that the preliminary investigation indicates that the Silverado pickup was parked illegally in the roadway. It also revealed that Blackwood was not wearing a seatbelt.

State troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.

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