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State troopers: 5 people killed in separate accidents in Alabama since Jan. 17

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In a span of four days, five people were killed in accidents in five different counties, Alabama State Troopers announced Tuesday.

Three people died in crashes Friday, Jan. 17 in Greene, Madison and Russell Counties and two people died Monday in accidents in DeKalb and Lowndes Counties.

Four of the five fatal accidents were single-vehicle crashes. A four-vehicle wreck in Lowndes Co. on Monday claimed the life of 64-year-old Clara Jordan, of Fort Deposit.

All five accidents remain under investigation. The victims' identities have been released in all but one crash -- a fiery wreck off County Road 20 in Greene Co., just 11 miles north of Boligee, where a driver was killed after hitting a tree. The victim in that crash hasn't been identified due to the fire.

State Troopers' releases on the five fatal accidents in Alabama between Jan. 17 and Jan. 20:

Greene County

"A single-vehicle crash Friday, Jan. 17, claimed a life. The crash occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Greene County 20 11 miles north of Boligee. A 2000 Mitsubishi left the roadway at a high rate of speed, struck a tree and became engulfed in flames. The identity of the victim is unknown at this time due to the fire."

DeKalb County

"A single-vehicle crash Monday, Jan. 20, claimed the life of a Leeds woman. Jessica Teat, 27, died from injuries received when the vehicle she was driving left the roadway and struck a concrete drain. The crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. on Interstate 59 at the 214 mile marker, four miles south of Fort Payne."

Madison County

"A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Huntsville man. Juan Martinez, 36, died at 3:37 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Huntsville Hospital from injuries he received Monday, Jan. 13, when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and overturned. The crash occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Winchester Road seven miles south of the Tennessee state line. Martinez was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle."

Russell County

"A single-vehicle crash Friday, Jan. 17, claimed the life of a Fort Mitchell man. Francis Bowman Jr., 58, died from injuries received when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Bowman was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected in the crash. The crash occurred at 7:16 p.m. on Russell County 39 15 miles southwest of Phenix City."

Lowndes County

"A four-vehicle crash Monday, Jan. 20, claimed the life of a Fort Deposit woman. Clara Jordan, 64, was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with another vehicle. Jordan was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected in the collision. The crash occurred at 4:55 p.m. on Alabama 185 in Fort Deposit. Another driver suffered non-life threatening injuries in the collision."

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