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Dallas, Hale County men killed in separate car accidents over weekend

Published 3:47pm Monday, February 11, 2013

Wrecks in two neighboring counties claimed the lives of two men over the weekend.

A single-vehicle crash Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Selma man at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Alabama 21, one mile south of Selma.

James Earl Stratman, 52, was driving a 1986 Chevrolet S-10 when he ran off the road and struck a utility pole. Stratman, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although the crash is still under investigation, Alabama State Troopers say alcohol was a factor.

A single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning claimed the life of a Sawyerville man at 2 a.m. on Alabama 14, four miles west of Sawyerville.

Kendrick Dorail Fields, 30, was driving a 1987 Chevrolet pickup when he ran off the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Fields, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

This crash is also under investigation, but Alabama State Troopers say alcohol was a factor in this accident as well.

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