Myrtlewood man killed in car accident

A single-vehicle crash at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, claimed the life of a Myrtlewood man. William Kelly Etheridge, 88, was killed when the 1991 Ford Crown Victoria he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Etheridge was pronounced dead at the scene.  The crash occurred on Alabama 69 two miles north of Myrtlewood. Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.