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Sparkman High School: 17-year-old student killed in Madison County crash

The teenager who was driving the car was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries.

Posted: Oct 6, 2019 3:52 PM
Updated: Oct 7, 2019 5:48 PM

A 17-year-old girl died in a single vehicle wreck that happened early Sunday morning.

According to Alabama Law Enforcement State Troopers, about 2:15 a.m., the teenager was a passenger in a 2012 Ford Focus that left the roadway along U.S. Highway 72 at the 89 mile marker, about a mile west of Huntsville. The car hit a culvert and flipped.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 17-year-old was driving the car and she was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries. 

Troopers have not released the identity of the driver nor the passenger.

Sparkman High School Principal Chris Shaw identified the passenger who died as Lauren Wallace, a senior at the school.

Shaw issued this statement: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lauren Wallace. Lauren was a senior at Sparkman High School. She passed away Sunday morning following a car accident. We are asking the Sparkman Family, and the entire Madison County School Family, to keep Lauren's family in their prayers during the coming days."

No charges have been brought against the driver of the Ford Focus. The crash is still under investigation.

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