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Crash claims 1

By Austin Jackson | Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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A 22-year-old Decatur man died after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree Saturday night near Cottondale.

At around 8:20 p.m., Cody Joe Reed of Decatur was traveling south on Farm Road 51, approximately four miles northeast of Cottondale, when he lost control of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Ricky Hunter.

Reed’s vehicle traveled off the west side of the road and struck a tree. Preliminary investigation of the accident indicates the pickup was traveling at an unsafe speed.

Reed was transported to John Peter Smith hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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