HAMILTON POST – A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, has claimed the life of a Haleyville man. Steven M. Smith, 46, was critically injured when the 2000 Honda Valkyrie motorcycle he was operating left the roadway and struck a culvert. Smith was transported to Lakeland Hospital in Haleyville, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The crash occurred on Newberg Road approximately five miles north of Haleyville, in Winston County. Smith was the Fire Chief of the Pebble Fire Department and was responding to a call at the time of the crash. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.