Stapleton man killed in crash near Perdido

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A single-vehicle crash Saturday, Jan. 18, claimed the life of a Stapleton man.

William Jerkins, 26, was killed when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Trooper Kevin Cook, public information officer with the Alabama State Patrol. The crash occurred at 10:05 p.m. on Baldwin County 47, one-tenth of a mile north of Interstate 65.

A passenger in the vehicle was injured and transported by helicopter to USA Medical Center.

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Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.