DEKALB COUNTY, AL. (THECOUNT) — Joseph Shane Wooten, of Rainsville, Alabama, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday fatal motorcycle crash in DeKalb County.

Wooten, 51, was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash involving a deer near Rainsville early Wednesday morning.


According to reports, Wooten was operating a motorcycle on CR-81 aka Dogtown Road, when the bike came into contact with a deer Wednesday morning.

Wooten was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate the cause of the collision.


Geo quick facts: DeKalb County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,109. Its county seat is Fort Payne, and it is named after Major General Baron Johan DeKalb. DeKalb County is part of the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

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