RIVERSIDE -- A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 20 near Riverside on Friday night claimed the life of a Florida man.

According to St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell, the accident occurred around 11:45 p.m. in the westbound lane of I-20 at the 164 mile marker. Brandon Keith Traster, 31, of Sunrise, Florida, was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma associated with the accident.

Russell said Traster was driving a Toyota Sienna van when he hit the wall and was ejected from his vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt.

Russell added that Traster had left a bar before the accident, but it was not immediately clear Saturday night whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

 

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