A single-vehicle accident on Monday, March 16, claimed the life of James David Keener, 60, of Altoona. According to the State Troopers Office, Keener was seriously injured when the 1998 Chevrolet Astro van he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. He was transported to UAB Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, March 17.
Keener was not wearing a seatbelt when the 4:29 p.m. accident occurred two miles northeast of Oneonta on Ala 132. State Troopers continue to investigate the accident and no further information is available.