A two-vehicle crash 9 miles east of Heflin on Monday morning claimed the life of a Heflin man.

According to a news release from state troopers, 27-year-old Remington Clay Messer was driving east on U.S. 78 when his 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck collided with a westbound 2015 Freightliner at around 6:30 a.m. near the 187.2 mile marker.

State troopers were not immediately available to provide additional details about the wreck.

Cleburne County Coroner Adam Downs said that Messer is believed to have died upon impact. Messer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The troopers’ news release stated that the accident is under investigation.

Contact Staff Writer Amalia Kortright at 256-235-3563.

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