Hokes Bluff man killed in crash

A 51-year-old man died Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash in Etowah County.

Troopers say Gregory Ramon Sanford, the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet S-10, was killed when his vehicle left the road and struck a ditch. The crash occurred on U-S. 278 three miles east of Hokes Bluff.

Sanford was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. The crash remains under investigation.