The victim of a fatal car accident on New Watermelon Road Wednesday afternoon was a 20-year-old Northport man, a Tuscaloosa Police spokeswoman said Thursday.

Stephanie Taylor, the public information officer for TPD, said the victim was driving a Mercedes SUV near the intersection of New Watermelon Road and Lakeridge Court around 2 p.m. Thursday when investigators believe he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a BMW traveling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as Thomas Jose Herrera Bigham.

The BMW struck a ditch and overturned after the collision, but Taylor said its driver did not report any injuries at the scene of the accident.

This crash is under investigation by TPD’s Accident Reconstruction Unit.

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