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21-year-old man killed in accident on U.S. 280

Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 1:06 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 21-year-old man was killed early Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Shelby County.

Alabama State Troopers said Christopher Rutledge was fatally injured when he drove off the roadway and struck an embankment on U.S. 280 approximately two miles northeast of Chelsea. It happened around 4:30 a.m.

Troopers said he was not using a seat belt.

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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