Police Identify Man Who Drove Off Meighan Bridge

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Police have identified the man whose body was found in a pickup truck that plunged into the Coosa River over the weekend. Authorities say Bobby Benefield of the Ball Play community was identified after the truck was removed from the river. 


Investigators have not determined whether anyone else was in the truck at the time of the crash. It is also unclear why the pickup crossed lanes of traffic before plowing through a guardrail and off of the Meighan Bridge. Divers found the truck upside down in 22 feet of water.


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