Authorities identify Sylacauga man found dead on US-280

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SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE 5/24: Authorities have identified the man who was found dead on US-280 Sunday morning.

The victim in Sunday morning’s accident has been identified as Brandon Lee Simpson, 22 of Sylacauga. Simpson was identified by his next of kin at Curtis and Son Funeral Home in Sylacauga, according to to the Sylacauga Police Department.

ORIGINAL 5/24: Authorities in Sylacauga discovered a man lying dead on US-280 Sunday morning.

According to the Sylacauga Police Department, officers responded to a call of a car accident involving a pedestrian on US-280 around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered the body of an unknown white man lying on US-280. Two vehicles were disabled during the accident.

The body of the victim was taken to Curtis and Son Funeral Home to try and make an identification. If identification is not made soon, the body will be taken to Alabama Department of Forensic Science to try and positively identify.

Authorities have no released any further details of the victim.

If you have any information pertaining to a crime, please contact the Sylacauga Police Department Investigations Division at 256-401-2464 or you may report anonymously to the Sylacauga Police Department Tip Line at 256-249-4716.

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