Alabama teen killed in early morning crash when SUV hits trees, flips over

Published 1:23 pm Monday, April 17, 2023

An Alabama teen was killed Sunday morning when the SUV in which he was a passenger struck several trees and turned over.

The single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. Sunday, and claimed the life of a Smiths Station juvenile.

The 14-year-old, who was a passenger in the 2019 GMC Arcadia, was critically injured when the Arcadia left the roadway, struck several trees and overturned.

The teen was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The youth was transported to an area hospital, where the teen succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the Arcadia, a 15-year-old juvenile, also of Smiths Station, and another 15-year-old passenger in the Arcadia were both injured and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The crash occurred on Lee County 179, approximately 15 miles east of Opelika, in Lee County.