October 1, 2013
10-01-2013 at approximately (7:17 AM), officers of the Opelika Police
Department responded to a reported single vehicle accident with injuries on
Pepperell Parkway near 24th Street. Personnel from the Opelika Fire Department,
and EMS also responded. Upon arrival, officers observed a gold in color Nissan
Maxima in the grass on the eastbound side of the roadway next to a tree.
Officers contacted the driver and he was transported from the scene to the East
Alabama Medical Center by EMS. The driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle,
was identified as Jeffery Montrel Lyles, Jr., age 20 of Opelika. Lyles later
succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the East Alabama Medical
Center. The initial investigation revealed the victim’s vehicle was travelling
east on Pepperell Parkway between N 25th Street and N 24th Street when it ran
off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The cause of the accident is
unknown at this time.
with information is encouraged to contact the Opelika Police Department at
(334) 705-5200 or they may call the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.
The case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department Traffic Homicide