Lee County, the state of Alabama — Two minors have suffered the consequences of a car crash in Lee County. One 16-year-old was killed on impact, and one 14-year-old is in a critical condition due to severe injuries.
According to Bill Harris, the Lee County Coroner, the crash involving a single vehicle took place around 4 p.m. on Monday, May 27, in the 3000 block of Lee Road 140 in Salem. Cassidy Snell, the 16-year-old teenager from Phenix City was behind the wheel, and was emitted from the vehicle after allegedly losing control of it and turning over. According to Harris’ words, the vehicle pinned her to the ground and she was declared dead on the scene.
The other passenger, 14-year-old girl was also emitted from the vehicle, and was later airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham in critical condition because of severe injuries she had suffered. Harris stated that neither of the two girls had been wearing a seat belt.
The Alabama State Troopers of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Lee County Coroner’s Office are leading the investigation regarding the crash.