Nickolas Newell Obituary – A Northport man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Tuscaloosa County on January 9. State Troopers have identified the victim as Nickolas S. Newell. He was 25. Troopers said Newell was killed when the 2005 GMC Yukon he was driving left the road, hit a ditch, and overturned. He was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash and died at the scene. The crash happened on Martin Road East, approximately three miles northeast of Northport. Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.