From Corporal Jess Thornton, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency
ALEX CITY POST — A single-vehicle crash just before 4 p.m. today, Oct. 18, has claimed the life of an Equality man. Michael Wayne Johnston, 45, was killed when the 2004 GMC tanker he was driving left the roadway and struck an embankment before overturning. Johnston was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Coosa County 14 near Coosa County 10, approximately eight miles west of Equality. At the time of the crash, Johnston was volunteering for the Equality Volunteer Fire Department and responding to a call for service. Nothing further is available as ALEA State Troopers continue to investigate.