Jasper police chief Danny Patton said Jackie O. White was driving a white Buick sedan south on 18th Ave. around 6:30 a.m. Friday. Patton said White failed to yield the right of way to a coal truck going east on Highway 118, and White's car was struck by the truck.
Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe said White was transported to Walker Baptist Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 8:05 a.m. due to injuries sustained in the crash. Poe said an autopsy will be done on White's body.
"That happens a lot in accidents," Poe said. "Particularly when there are two vehicles involved, an autopsy is fairly common."
The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision.