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Athens man killed after wreck on Holt Road

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ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

An Athens man died Saturday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash off Holt Road just before 2 p.m.

Alabama state troopers confirmed that Joel Smith, 28, was driving his Chevy Monte Carlo when he veered off the road and hit a culvert.

Authorities said the car overturned and Smith was ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a seatbelt.  

Troopers are still investigating the cause of the accident, but said speed may be a factor.

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