Opelika teen, Auburn man die in single-vehicle accidentPublished 10:02pm Sunday, June 30, 2013
An Opelika teen and an Auburn man were killed in a single-vehicle accident just before 8 a.m. Sunday on Elmore County Road 429.
Jesus Ugalebe, 19, of Opelika was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle ran off the road and overturned, ejecting Ugalebe and passender Gerardo Costillo, 24, of Auburn at 7:55 a.m.
The two men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Neither men were wearing seat belts and speed seemed to be a factor, according to the preliminary report from the Alabama State Troopers. The case remains under investigation.