The wreck occurred around 10 p.m. on Highway 269 about four miles south of Jasper. James Terry Rucker, 49, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe said Rucker was on his way to his job at Oak Grove Mine when his 2003 Toyota Celica ran off the road. Poe said the cause of the accident is still under investigation by Alabama State Troopers. Rucker was the only person in the vehicle.
Representatives from the Cordova Fire Department, Barney Volunteer Fire Department and Copeland Ferry Fire and Rescue also responded to the emergency call.
It was the second fatal automobile accident in Walker County this week. On Monday, 28-year-old Julie Key Norris died in a wreck near Future Interstate 22 just outside Carbon Hill.