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A young Wadley man died Saturday at University Hospital in Birmingham from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The accident happened on Friday at 4:55 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 431 and Johnson Street.

According to the report from Roanoke Police Department, Haley Imogene Ferguson, 27, of Opelika was traveling north on U.S. 431 in her 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck, and Jason Matthew Folds, 38, was traveling southbound in a 2005 Lincoln Aviator. Both vehicles were approaching the intersection with Johnson Street at 431 Fuel Connection.

At the intersection was a third vehicle that was stopped to turn left onto Johnson Street. That vehicle was waiting for Ferguson to go by before turning left. Folds' vehicle was approaching the third vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed. As he attempted to pass the third vehicle on the left, he met Ferguson and the two hit head on.

Folds was transported to Tanner-East Alabama Medical Center in Wedowee and then taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Birmingham, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Ferguson and her passenger, Jonathan Kurtis Caldwell, 22, of Dadeville, were also taken by ambulance to Tanner-East Alabama. A backseat passenger was not transported.

Funeral arrangements for Folds will be handled by Quattlebaum Funeral Home of Roanoke.

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