Troopers say Ky. SUV passing in fatal Ala. wreck

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers say an SUV filled with eight Kentucky high school seniors was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer when the vehicle ran off the edge of the road and overturned, killing one passenger and injuring everyone else aboard.

Killed in the wreck Friday on Interstate 65 at Athens was 17-year-old Maria Schaffstein of Park Hills, Ky.

She and the others aboard were seniors at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills.

One student, Jessica Russo, is listed in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital.

State troopers said Russo's sister, Katherine Russo, was the driver.

She was treated and released.

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