Atmore man dies from medical emergency prior to crash

Published 12:06 pm Monday, December 11, 2017

An Atmore man died from a medical emergency before crashing a freightliner on Highway 31 near Byrne Road early this morning, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Lt. Joe Piggott said that the crash occurred at 4:11 a.m., and that Danny Wayne Boyington, 53, was driving a 2007 Freightliner, an empty log truck, southbound on Highway 31 and drifted onto the shoulder and came to a rest in the wood line.

“It is believed he suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash that resulted in his death,” Piggott said, adding that his death wasn’t due to the crash.

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Piggott said the cause of Boyington’s medical emergency will not be known until an autopsy is performed, and reports are released.

Troopers continue to investigate the crash.