Sheriff John Williams of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department in Alabama sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway.

Deputy Pettway, 61, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash. First responders were dispatched to the scene of the collision where Pettway’s patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees.

Pettway was unresponsive at the scene and was extricated from the vehicle wreckage. First responders were unable to revive him. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The incident and possible cause of the crash is under investigation, which is being conducted by troopers of the Alabama State Police and their Crash Reconstruction Unit.

Levi Pettway served the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years. He was a school resource officer and was assigned to the Calhoun High School. Deputy Pettway also served as an associate pastor at the Beulah Primitive Baptist Church in Hope Hull. His wife survives him.

Deputy Sheriff Levi Pettway is gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Monday, April 10, 2017.

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