A Sumter County man was killed Saturday in a wreck outside Cuba, Alabama, State Troopers confirmed this weekend.

Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said 48-year-old Orlando Artis was driving a Pontiac Bonneville on Wire Road 1 when he struck a fallen tree laying across the roadway.

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Bailey said the vehicle left the road, struck a second tree and then overturned.

Troopers report Artis was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency personnel arrived.

The wreck took place around 7:15 p.m. Saturday on Wire Road 1 near Beaver Drive, which Troopers said is about a mile south of the town of Cuba in Sumter County.

No other information was available Monday.

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