Opp — An accident Tuesday night in Covington County claimed the life of a Newton man. Sky Lane Lawson, 33, of Newton was killed when he was struck by a 2006 Nissan driven by James Stokes, 46, of Andalusia. After crashing his 1999 Mazda on U.S. 84, Lane exited his vehicle and was in the roadway when Stokes’ vehicle struck him. Lane was pronounced dead at the scene by Covington County Coroner Norman Hobson. Stokes was transported to Andalusia Regional hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The crash occurred at 9:00 p.m. on U.S. 84 four miles west of Opp. Troopers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
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