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Temporary coroner appointed for Colbert County

Carlton Utley and Justin Gasque (Source: Facebook) Carlton Utley and Justin Gasque (Source: Facebook)
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Colbert County probate judge has appointed a temporary coroner.

Deputy coroner Justin Gasque will serve as the county’s coroner until Gov. Kay Ivey appoints a permanent replace for Carlton Utley. There is not word yet on when she will make that appointment.

Utley was killed in a traffic accident on Court Street in Florence on June 26.

"As far as the appointment to coroner, this a great honor. Also it is a great honor to be asked to follow in Carlton Utley's foot steps. Thank you Utley you will never no how much you hove done for everyone," Gasque said in a Facebook post.

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