Pike County accident claims life of Covington County man

A two-vehicle traffic crash, on the afternoon of June 28, has claimed the life of a Covington County man.
Don Edward Penton, 31, of Florala was traveling south on U.S. 231 in a 2007 Chevy Silverado when it struck the rear end of a 2010 Volvo XC70. As a result, Penton lost control of the pickup, crossed the median and overturned. Penton, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The crash occurred nine miles north of Troy city limits, in Pike County. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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