At approximately 6:30 PM, on Thursday, August 6, 2020, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were notified of a trail riding accident that occurred in a wooded area off Old Overton Road near Vestavia. A 16-year-old male was thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over. He was pronounced dead on the scene. There were 2 other teenagers in the vehicle, but they were not injured.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.