Retired Marine killed

Montgomery County crash claims life of retired Marine and injures teenager

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a tragic incident occurred on Friday evening in Montgomery County, resulting in a fatal outcome for one man while leaving a teenager injured. The crash involved two vehicles.

According to ALEA, a 17-year-old driver collided with a vehicle in which 74-year-old Everett K. Cole was a passenger. Tragically, Cole lost his life in the accident. The incident occurred on East Old Hayneville Road, approximately 12 miles south of Montgomery city limits, at around 5:53 p.m.

According to officials, Cole was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred, which led to his death at the scene. Similarly, the 17-year-old involved in the crash did not wear a seat belt and was taken to the hospital to treat unspecified injuries.

According to Cole’s family, he was a Marine who served his country with pride and dedication. Despite being a double amputee, he demonstrated remarkable strength and resilience throughout his service. In addition to his military career, Cole was deeply involved in his local church communities and participated in various groups such as the U.S. Marine Corps and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

After 53 years of marriage, Cole has left behind a loving wife, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, and several other cherished family members. Instead of floral arrangements, the family kindly requests donations to be made to two organizations near and dear to Cole’s heart: Agape of Central Alabama and Heather’s House. You can easily contribute to these causes by visiting their websites and donating.

The investigation is ongoing, and Troopers with the ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division have not released any further information.

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