On Sunday February 23. 2020 at 12:08pm Jefferson County Deputies responded to the 1200 block of Alliance road Bessemer to investigate at traffic accident. Deputies and Paramedics from the Birmingport Fire department arrived and found a vehicle off the roadway and crashed into a tree. There was a man and woman in the vehicle. The male driver was pronounced deceased on the scene and the female passenger was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling south on Alliance road when it left the right side of the roadway and went about 160 feet before striking a tree. It is possible that the driver may have suffered a medical incident just before leaving the roadway. This accident is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team.