Semmes man killed in Atmore crash

A Semmes man lost his life when the vehicle he was driving left a roadway just outside Atmore and hit a culvert.

Alabama State Troopers reported that the fatal, single-vehicle mishap occurred around noon today (Wednesday, Jan. 31) on North 18th Avenue, just east of Atmore.

Troopers reported that Rudolph Reginald Nettles, 62, was travelling south in a 1955 Chevrolet when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and struck the culvert.

Nettles was not using a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Troopers continued Wednesday afternoon to investigate the crash, and no further details were available.