Wreck claims life of Blountsville man

Alabama State Trooper’s office reports a Dec. 22 wreck claimed the life of a Blountsville man. Douglas Earl Brooks, 59, was killed in the two-vehicle accident.

According to the report, Brooks was killed when the 1999 Ford van he was driving collided with a 2000 GMC pickup on Ala 79. He was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. The driver of the GMC pickup was injured and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 6:15 a.m. crash occurred six miles south of Locust Fork. Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate, and no further information is available.