Sheriff’s Office Investigating Fatal Traffic Accident in Western Jefferson County

Publish Date: February 13, 2017
Written by: Sheriff's Office
Categories: News | Traffic Accident

Birmingham, AL 02/13/2017

A 9-year-old child suffered fatal injuries in a wreck this morning in western Jefferson County.

At about 8:00 am this morning deputies were called to the 1300 block of Short Creek Road in western Jefferson County to investigate a traffic accident involving a car and a semi truck. There were four people in the car. The 9-year-old suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. The adult driver of the car and two other passengers who were juveniles were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Information on the scene is that the both vehicles were traveling along Alabama Highway 269 in opposite directions. The car turned across the highway into the path of the truck and the vehicles collided.

The Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.

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