Alabama teen dies Friday after his truck strikes tree

Published 5:29 pm Friday, January 13, 2023

An Alabama teen died Friday from injuries he sustained when his truck struck a street sign, then a tree on Tuesday, Alabama state troopers report.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, and claimed the life of a Deatsville, Alabama, juvenile.

The 17-year-old was critically injured when the 2003 Ford F-150 the teen was driving struck a street sign and then a tree.

The youth was transported to a local area hospital where the teen succumbed to injuries on Friday.

The crash occurred on U.S. 31 near the 193 mile marker, approximately 3 miles north of Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County.