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TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007

Physician dies in wreck of vintage car

DOTHAN (AP) — A well-known Dothan physician was killed when the vintage 1929 Ford Coupe he was driving crashed into a utility poll.

Police said Steve Sherrer, 41, died about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when he apparently missed a curve, crashed and was thrown headfirst into the windshield.

The vehicle wasn't equipped with seat belts, being exempt from safety laws because of its age.

Police said the seat in the car had come unbolted during the accident, which may have contributed to Sherrer's death.

"One thought is that as he was going around the curve, the seat gave way and caused him to lose control," Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said.

Sgt. Tim Ward said police don't believe that alcohol was a factor and the car was only going 30 mph when the accident occurred.

The Enterprise native graduated from the University of South Alabama Medical Center and had practiced medicine in Dothan for more than 12 years.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle

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