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Former Alabama RB Altee Tenpenny dies in car accident

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Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny was killed in a one-car wreck on Tuesday night.

Tenpenny's vehicle struck a utility pole outside of Glen Allan, Miss., sending the vehicle airborne, Corporal Tony Dunn of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Department of Public Affairs told the Alabama Media Group. Tenpenny was ejected from the vehicle, according to the report. He was rushed to Delta Regional Medical Center, where he died from injuries suffered during the accident, per the report.

Dunn told the Alabama Media Group that the cause of the accident is under investigation.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Altee and his family," said Alabama coach Nick Saban on Wednesday, per Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee. "This is obviously a tragedy."

Current and former Alabama players, including Saints RB Mark Ingram and Raiders WR Amari Cooper, expressed condolences via Twitter.

Tenpenny was suspended and then dismissed from the Nicholls State football team earlier this week after being arrested on Sunday, per the Houma Courier. He faced charges of obstructing public passage, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities and illegal carrying of a weapon in the presence of controlled dangerous substances, according to the Courier.

He left Alabama in January and transferred to UNLV before being dismissed in August. He then enrolled at Nicholls State.

Tenpenny was one of the nation's top running back recruits when he arrived at Alabama in 2013.

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