Troopers Say Alcohol a Factor in Fatal Accident

By: AP
By: AP

SYCAMORE, Ala. (AP) -- State troopers say alcohol was a factor in an accident that left a Sycamore teen dead.

The Daily Home reports that state troopers said late Saturday that the accident was still under investigation but that alcohol was a factor.

Troopers say 15-year-old David Rhodes Jr. died after he was hit late Friday afternoon by a vehicle driven by 56-year-old Donald Patterson, also of Sycamore. A 16-year-old who was with Rhodes was also hit by the vehicle and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

A trooper report shows that Patterson was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing, and it was not immediately clear whether charges would be filed.

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