A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, has claimed the life of a Winfield man. George W. Watkins, 71, was killed when the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving left the roadway, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Watkins was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash occurred on Alabama 233 at the 8.8 mile marker, approximately five miles east of Brilliant. Watkins has been identified as a missing person from the area since Dec. 13. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.