Park dispatch received a report of a single-vehicle accident a mile north of the Witch Dance comfort station near milepost 235 at 6:30 a.m. on October 19th. When rangers Scott Jamison and Larry Brown arrived on scene, they found that a Ford truck heading northbound on the parkway had crossed to the opposite side, gone off the pavement and down an embankment, and struck two trees. The driver, Doyle Cooper, 68, of Guin, Alabama, was killed in the crash, which had occurred the previous night. The area was under a severe thunderstorm advisory at that time and had been hit by heavy rain showers. Rangers also found that Cooper had a history of heart ailments. An autopsy will be conducted. Brown is the investigating ranger.