HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - An officer with the Hoover Fire Department arrived at the scene of an early morning wreck to find his daughter
badly burned in a car accident that claimed the life of another teenager.
Officials say Hoover firefighters were called to an accident about 3:25 a.m. Monday. A car had crashed into a utility pole and burned, fatally injuring 15-year-old Natalie Hurst.
Battalion Chief Richard McLemore arrived on the scene of the
wreck and realized his 17-year-old daughter Sydney McLemore was
driving the vehicle.
She had burns over nearly 20 percent of her body and remained hospitalized Tuesday.
A fire department spokesman says McLemore gave up command of the crash scene and acted as the victim's father, not a fire official.