A Mississippi man was killed in a single-vehicle accident in rural West Alabama near Ethelsville Saturday afternoon.

Corporal Regional King, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers, said Caleb R. Owens was driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee on Tabernacle Road not far from the Mississippi state line.

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The Jeep left the roadway and struck a ditch, King said.

Owens, a 32-year-old man from Columbus, Mississippi, was not using a seatbelt and was reportedly ejected from his vehicle in the collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.

Corporal King said the crash happened about five miles north of the town of Ethelsville in Pickens County.

No further details were available Saturday morning as Troopers with the ALEA's Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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