CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. — Two teens were killed Tuesday afternoon when the car they were riding in went off the road and hit a guardrail. state troopers say.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says a 14 and 15-year-old, of Cusseta and Lanett, were not using seat belts and pronounced dead at the scene.
Corporal Jesse Thornton says both teens were thrown from the car during the crash. He says troopers unfortunately see too many cases that could have been prevented by using seat belts.
“When you’ve got no seat belt on, you’re bound to get thrown around,” Thornton says. “If the crash is serious enough, like this one was, and you get thrown around in that car, it will definitely lead to some kind of injury. In the worst case, death.”
The crash happened on Chambers County 299, three miles south of Lanett.
Both the driver and front seat passenger were injured and taken to the hospital. Thornton says they have both been released with non-life threatening injuries.
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the crash.