Jay mourns the loss of fireman

Brown killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday

The town of Jay is mourning the death of 27-year-old Clay Brown, who lost his life when the 2016 Ford F-150 he was driving struck a utility pole and drainage ditch last Saturday morning.

According to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report, Brown was traveling southbound on State Road 87 around 2:35 a.m., approaching the intersection with County Road 87A when for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with the ditch and pole.

Brown, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the report sai...