3 car crash in Russell County kills Georgia man

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. — A Smyrna man is dead after Alabama state troopers say he was involved in a three car crash in Russell County.

A press release from Corporal Jesse Thornton says 31-year-old Daniel Yarizadeh was pronounced dead on the scene where the accident happened on Alabama State Route 165 near Cedar Heights Road.

The release says at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, Yarizadeh’s BMW collided head-on with a 2007 Toyota Camry and burst into flames. A 2010 Kia Soul was damaged after the first collision.

Thornton says Yarizadeh was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The Toyota driver was also injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the crash.

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