UPDATE: 1 dead in motorcycle crash early Sunday morning in Foley

Baldwin County

FOLEY, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE 10:10 a.m.: Foley Deputy Chief of Police Thurston Bullock released the following information about the motorcycle accident early Sunday morning:

At approximately 2:30 am, Foley Police responded to an accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck near the 8000 block of Hwy 59 S.  A preliminary investigation leads us to believe that both vehicles were southbound and the BMW motorcycle ran into the back of the Toyota Tundra. Excessive speed of the motorcycle was a major contributing factor.  The driver of the motorcycle Tyler Daniel Yancey age 26 of Gulf Shores was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The three occupants of the truck were transported to South Baldwin Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  The investigation is ongoing, and it  is too early to determine if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash.   Drivers may experience delays today on Hwy 59 South near the crash site as investigators continue to work the scene.  

Foley Deputy Chief of Police Thurston Bullock

Original story

A serious crash closes Highway 59 southbound in Foley before dawn Sunday morning. Video sent to us by News 5 viewer Curtis Brewer shows police activity at about 3:15 this morning. That’s near 59 and Keller Road near Old Time Pottery. A wrecked motorcycle could be seen at the crash site.

We’ve reached out to Foley Police for more information. So far all they could only say 59 was closed heading south and they were diverting traffic. No word on what happened or if anyone was hurt. It appeared that some people at the scene were being treated for injuries.

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