Missing Etowah County father of 2 found dead in ravine, ejected from vehicle

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ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A  missing Etowah County man has been found dead in a ravine where his vehicle crashed several days earlier.

The Etowah County coroner confirms that 26-year-old Nicholas Alexander Messier was killed when his car crashed off a 14-foot drop off in Gadsden on US 278 at the 124 mile marker and overturned, landing upside down.

Alabama State Troopers say Messier was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

He had been missing since Friday, Oct. 20 2017; his body and the wreckage were discovered Tuesday, Oct. 24.

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