Eclectic man dies in Vestavia Hills accident

Published 9:23am Thursday, June 5, 2014

An Eclectic man died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 459 South near Vestavia Hills.

William Gates, 56, died around noon after the Dodge Ram pickup, which he was driving, left the road and struck a tree.

The accident occurred about a mile south of Vestavia Hills. The cause of the accident is still unknown at this time and is under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.

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