Car Accident Claims Life of Child

Deep grooves show where the Ford Explorer went off Highway 86 on June 12 and crashed into a tree. Markers placed on the scene help Alabama State Troopers with their investigation.

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

A 12-year-old Tuscaloosa boy was killed Tuesday, June 12, when the 2000 Ford Explorer he was riding in left the road, slid down a grassy slope, and hit a tree. The one-vehicle incident happened at about 2:45 p.m. between mile marker 21 and mile marker 22 on Highway 86 East between Carrollton and Gordo. The driver and 3 other minors were also injured in the crash and were transported to DCH Regional Medical Center.

The 12-year-old was extricated from the car by the fire department and taken to the closest hospital, Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton, where he soon died.


See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.
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