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One dead after single-vehicle crash

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A 22-year-old Decatur man has been pronounced dead after losing control and crashing into a tree Saturday night.

At around 8:20 p.m., Cody Joe Reed of Decatur was traveling south on FM 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.

Hunter said Reed lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the west side of the road striking a tree. Preliminary investigation indicates the pickup was traveling at an unsafe speed.

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