UPDATE: Students killed in Lauderdale County wreck identified

From left: Coby Hines, Tyler Nelson and Branden Turner. (Photo provided by David Greg)

Police said two of the students were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Posted: Apr 27, 2018 7:57 AM
Updated: May 1, 2018 9:56 AM

Three Wilson High School students were killed and two Florence High School students were hospitalized after a wreck Thursday night.

Tyler Nelson, 16, Coby Hines, 16, and Braden Turner, 17, were all killed in the wreck on County Road 30 around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Florian Police Chief Jason Brewer said.

The driver of the vehicle, Kate Boggus, 16, was hospitalized at UAB. Another passenger, Kaylee McGee, 16, was taken to Huntsville Hospital. Both were in serious condition, according to Brewer.

Police said two of the teens were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. One of them was killed, police said, but they did not specify who. 

Their vehicle was the only one involved in the wreck, Brewer said. They are still trying to determine what led to the crash.

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