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UPDATE: Man killed in early morning wreck in Morgan County identified

The driver's identity has not been released while officials work to notify his family.
The driver's identity has not been released while officials work to notify his family.

The driver involved was pronounced dead at the scene when paramedics arrived.

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 5:36 AM
Updated: Jun 14, 2018 9:35 AM

Alabama State Troopers are investigating after a man's Jeep crashed in Morgan County early Thursday morning.

Troopers identified the man killed in the wreck as Phillip Wayne Penn, 60, of Falkville.

The wreck happened along State Highway 36 near the intersection of Cagle Road around 2 a.m. 

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, they found Penn had died. He was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.
 
Highway 36 was blocked going both east and west for about two hours while crews worked the wreck. 

They had to remove the Jeep in order to access the driver's body. 

Troopers are still investigating.

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