Posted 11/22/21

A two-vehicle accident involving a drunk driver Saturday has claimed the life of an Athens man.

According to the authorities, the crash occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday.

James Ben Crowley, 53, died when the 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Amanda Leann Asuncion, 37.

Crowley was pronounced dead at the scene, Asuncion was not injured but was arrested at the scene for allegedly driving under the influence and taken to the Limestone County Jail.

No further information is available and the investigation continues.