18-Year-Old Killed, 2 Others Hurt in Wreck near Tuscaloosa Saturday
A teenage driver was killed and two other juveniles were injured in a single-vehicle near Tuscaloosa Saturday afternoon.
Corporal Reginal King, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's State Troopers, said the 18-year-old killed in the accident was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer on Old Lock 15 Road in northeast Tuscaloosa County when the vehicle left the roadway.
King said the vehicle overturned and struck a ditch, and the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
The three juveniles injured in the wreck were taken to an area hospital, where the driver has since succumbed to their injuries.
The wreck took place just after 3:30, King said.
ALEA did not publicly identify the driver who died -- they generally do not do so when crash victims are juveniles.
Nothing further was available Sunday night as Troopers with the ALEA's Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.