Eclectic man, 56, killed in single-vehicle crash on I-459 South near Vestavia Hills

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- An Eclectic man was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 459 South near Vestavia Hills, Alabama State Troopers said.William Gates, 56, died around noon after the Dodge Ram pickup truck he was driving left the road and struck a tree. The accident occurred around one mile south of Vestavia Hills.The cause of the wreck is unknown at this time. An investigation remains ongoing.