Officers looking for driver in deadly weekend crash

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A man from Brookwood is dead after a single-vehicle crash over the weekend while the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is searching for the driver who fled the scene.

The wreck happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on Maxwell Loop Road about 5 miles south of Tuscaloosa city limits in Tuscaloosa County.

William R. Smith Jr., 58, was fatally injured when the SUV in which he was a passenger ran off the road and smashed into a tree. Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the SUV’s driver left the scene of the crash before troopers with ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division arrived.

If you have any information regarding the driver or the crash itself, please contact ALEA at 205-553-5531.

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