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Alabama father and son die as their cars collide head on

Jeffrey Brasher (L) and Austin Brasher Image copyright Brasher family
Image caption Jeffrey Brasher (L) and Austin Brasher were said to be very close

Police in Alabama say alcohol was a factor as a father and son died in a head-on road collision at the weekend.

Jeffrey Brasher, 50, was reportedly on his way to work when his 2006 Ford pickup was hit by 22-year-old Austin Brasher's 2004 Chevrolet pickup.

The elder Brasher, a bread delivery driver, died at the scene near Winfield at 0410 on Saturday.

His son was pronounced dead at hospital in Birmingham at 0918. Neither man was wearing a seatbelt.

Monica Marie Aker, a cousin of the younger Brasher, told People.com: "Austin did drink and was coming home from partying when they crashed."

The father and son - who both lived in Bankston, about 67 miles (107km) west of Birmingham - were said by relatives to be very close.

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