A single-vehicle crash at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 31 claimed the life of a Forkland man. Carl Fitzgerald Johnson, 25, was killed when the 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on U.S. 43 near the 107 mile marker, approximately 15 miles south of Linden.
Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.