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8-year-old dead after Sunday morning wreck on I-65

Alabama State Troopers said the 8-year-old was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the wreck.

Posted: Jun 23, 2019 2:33 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2019 7:13 PM

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Troopers say an 8-year-old was ejected from a vehicle during a wreck Sunday morning.

They said the wreck happened at 7:40 a.m. at mile marker 343 near the Garrett Road overpass, which is about three miles north of Decatur.

According to troopers, a 2019 Dodge Durango that was driven by Mary Tobar, 50, of San Antonio, Texas, was heading southbound on I-65 when it left the road and flipped. 

That's when the 8-year-old was thrown from the SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tobar was also injured and taken to the hospital. Troopers did not elaborate on the extent of her injuries. Two other passengers in the car were uninjured.

The Alabama Department of Transportation said the scene was clear by about 9:45 a.m.

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