An accident in Etowah County Tuesday afternoon left a Gadsden man dead. It happened in the 51-hundred block of Whorton Bend Road near Whipporwill Road. Authorities said 42-year-old Michael Vincent Blackwood, driving an older model Chevy pickup, apparently lost control of the truck going around a curve. The vehicle ran off the road and slammed into a tree on the driver side door. A dog that was also in the truck was not injured.