Muscle Shoals man dies in UTV crash on River Road


COLBERT COUNTY-(SHOALS INSIDER)- Authorities tell the Shoals Insider, a Muscle Shoals man was killed near his home this afternoon when the Cub Cadet UTV he was operating collided with a truck.

Colbert County Coroner Carlton Utley identified the deceased as Franklin Hugh Bowling, 83, of 7070 River Road, Muscle Shoals. People in the community tell us Mr. Bowling did landscape work for several years.

The accident, which occurred around 1:00 pm Saturday had traffic blocked for over one-quarter of a mile.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Mr. Bowling was not wearing a helmet. The UTV, Mr. Bowling was operating, was a two-seater Cub Cadet.

The collision happened at 7180 River Road.

Alabama State Troopers will continue to investigate the incident.

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