OPENIKA, AL. (THECOUNT) — Jerry Dozier, of Smiths Station, Alabama, has been identified as the victim in a fatal single-vehicle crash near Opelika Wednesday.

Dozier, 51, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday night on Interstate 85 near Opelika.


According to reports, Dozier was operating a Toyota Camry on I-85 around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then rolled over.

Dozier, who was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck, and was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

According to Facebook, Dozier worked at Kia Motors America.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the victim:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Opelika is a city in and the county seat of Lee County in the east central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Opelika was 26,401, and in 2018 the estimated population was 30,555 – Wikipedia.