Dr. Angus McBryde, Jr.
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A University of South Alabama professor was killed in a single-vehicle wreck in Baldwin County on Tuesday.
Alabama State Troopers said Dr. Angus McBryde Jr., 79, of Columbia, South Carolina, was pronounced dead at the scene after the 2012 Isuzu he was driving left the road and hit several trees. The accident happened at 5:10 a.m. on Interstate 65, about six miles southeast of Stockton. No other details were provided by troopers since the accident is still under investigation.
McBryde was named professor and interim chair of the department of orthopedic surgery in June 2015. According to the university's website, it wasn't his first time leading the department. He also served as professor and chair from 1991 to 1996.
Colleagues of McBryde said the doctor's 2015 hire was temporary because he was filling an unexpected vacancy. McBryde and his wife had recently moved back to South Carolina. Friends said he was coming back from South Carolina to finish his job at the university this week when the accident happened.
Before McBryde was hired at USA, he was a professor at the University of South Carolina from 2011 until 2014. Before that, he helped competitive athletes at Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham. He was also director of the American Sports Medicine Institute Ankle and Foot Fellowship at St. Vincent's Medical Center.
Officials at Andrews Sports expressed their grief on Facebook on Tuesday.