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2 Dead in Alabama Trucking Accident

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Liana DeMasi2 years ago

According to WBRC, two Curry High School students were killed in a car crash involving an 18-wheeler on Wednesday morning.

Details of the Fatal Curry Accident

Reports indicate the accident occurred in Walker County, Alabama around 7:30 a.m.

Ivy Redmill, 17, and Clay McCarty, 15, were not wearing seat belts and were killed on impact when McCarty’s Honda Accord hit an 18-wheeler head-on while en route to school.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the accident. School buses were driving on the way to school behind McCarthy’s car and saw the accident occur.  Students aboard the buses immediately spread the word of the incident to their classmates. 

chool officials encouraged parents to pick up their children in order to prevent emotionally distraught students from leaving alone. In addition, school officials stated that they will leave an open chair at the high school’s graduation for Redmill and will give her diploma to her family. 

2012 Alabama Car Collision Statistics

The following information was provided by the Alabama Department of Transportation:

  • 870 people were killed in fatal crashes. 
  • A person was killed in a traffic accident every 10 hours and 15 minutes. 
  • 9% of drivers in fatal crashes were under 19 years of age
  • For those in the front seat, the probability of fatality is 50 times higher if they are not wearing a seat belt. 


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