Alba man dies in automobile crash

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Ronnie Dale West, 67, of Alba died Thursday, Oct. 4, after he was involved in traffic accident seven miles southeast of Emory, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Shortly after 6 p.m., troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on FM 799 in Rains County.  A preliminary crash investigation revealed that West, who was driving a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup, was traveling north on FM 779 in a left hand curve when he drove off the right side of the roadway,  overcorrected and overturned on the roadway. He was unrestrained and was ejected from the vehicle, according to the DPS. 

West was pronounced at the scene by Justice of the Peach Paul Foley and taken to Bartley Funeral Home in Alba. The crash remained under investigation, the DPS indicated.

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