Covington County deputy killed in traffic wreck

Published 04/18 2014 10:43AM

Updated 04/29 2014 08:46AM

A Covington County deputy responding to a traffic accident was killed Friday when he was involved in a crash. The officer’s death was confirmed by WDHN News assignment manager Stephen Crews. The accident occurred on County Road 55 just south o Andalusia according to Crews.

A person with knowledge of the accident but not authorized to speak on behalf of the Covington County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputy killed as Health Kelly.

It is believed the accident may have been weather related but that can’t immediately be confirmed. However, heavy rains fell Friday across south Alabama causing some buildup of water along roadways. It's not immediately known if other vehicles were invovled.

More information will be made available later.

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