BEAUREGARD, Ala. (WIAT) – A 25-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after a car accident in Lee County, according to forensic medicine.

The Salem man, identified as Marquez D. Thomas, died in the intensive care unit at Piedmont Regional Midtown Hospital.

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Thomas and a passenger were driving north on Highway 51 when he went off the lane. Both the driver and front passenger were thrown out of the vehicle.

The passenger remains in critical condition in the hospital.

“It was believed that neither of them was wearing seat belts,” said a press release from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris.

Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.