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Wreck claims life of driver

By Seth Burkett 340-2355

ATHENS — A driver thrown from his car as it overturned died at the scene of the crash early Thursday, said Limestone County Coroner Mike West.

Driver John R. Parvin, 44, of Athens was the only person involved in the 6:50 a.m. wreck on McCulley Mill Road, five miles east of Athens, West said.

Parvin was about a mile from his home and southbound, apparently driving to work, at the time of the accident, West said.

"He lost control of his car, left the pavement and struck several culverts, those concrete driveways with the culverts under them. The car started to flip and he was ejected. It doesn't appear a seat belt was used," West said.

"There were several gouge marks in the pavement as well as the ground, so it was hard to say (how many times the car overturned). It flipped multiple times, I can guarantee," West said.

Parvin could have been thrown from the driver window or the rear driver side door, which was found open, West said.

West pronounced Parvin dead from blunt force trauma to the head and chest at about 7:45 a.m.

East Limestone Volunteer Fire Department and Athens-Limestone Ambulance Service responded to the wreck, which state troopers are investigating.

Parvin was a father of two, West said. Madison Chapel Funeral Home will announce arrangements.

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