Alabama Car Crash Causes Death of Teen

Alabama Car Crash Causes Death of TeenA high school senior in Danville, Alabama, was killed in a two-car accident on his way to school, WAFF reports. It was only the third day of school.

Jacob Birdwell, 17, of Hartselle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Sherry Vaughn, 52, was injured.

Police told the news source that the teenager was allegedly trying to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone, but instead collided with Vaughn’s vehicle head-on. Birdwell was driving a 1993 Acura while Vaughn’s car was a 2005 Chevrolet.

Before the collision, Birdwell had stopped at a local market on his way to pick up a friend to give him a ride. After his death, a vigil was held in front of the market.

The same day as Birdwell’s fatal car accident, a 12-year-old child from Connecticut was also killed tragically in a car crash, according to the Stamford Patch. A Westport family lost their daughter, a middle school student, in a motor vehicle accident in Farmington, Maine.

Tess Meisel was riding in a minivan owned by a camp she was attending in Colebrook, Connecticut. The group was traveling from Acadia National Park in Maine to another park in Vermont when a tractor trailer capsized onto the van, crushing the back end of the vehicle.

Meisel was the only one killed in the accident. Four others in the van were injured in the collision and are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

The child is being mourned by her Connecticut community.

“Even at the young age of 12, the Coleytown Middle School student had made her mark as an environmentalist, winning awards and admiration for her devotion to promoting everything green,” Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff told the news source.