By Monroe Journal
Eric Wayne Pope, age 33, of 40018 Country Club Circle, Hamilton, died Saturday, Sept. 24, in an accident on Hwy 373, about one mile north of the Lowndes-Monroe County line inside Monroe County just north of the Columbus AFB, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley.
Gurley said the time of accident is unknown at this time but apparently took place during the early morning hours.
Mr. Pope was going north on Hwy 373 when he apparently lost control of the 2005 Chevy Trailblazer he was driving and ran off road, striking a tree and then overturning. The vehicle was found by a nearby resident at 10:23 a.m. on Saturday morning, Gurley’s report said. Mr. Pope was pronounced dead at the scene due to multiple trauma. He was the only person in the vehicle and he was not wearing a seat belt.
Gurley said no other information was currently available and the wreck was being investigated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe County Coroner’s office.