Teen Dies in Tragic Car Accident

A Skipperville teenager is dead and another is recovering after a car crash in Dale County.

Law enforcement officials have been out in full force trying to prevent an accident happening this Memorial Day weekend.

However, Monday morning about 6 o'clock, a drive in a blue truck turned deadly for one Skipperville teenager.

The driver 18 year old Wesley Powell of Skipperville was killed and the passenger 18 year old Brandon Whitehead of Ozark remains in the hospital with serious injuries, but officials say they're not life threatening.

Powell and was Whitehead were traveling north on Alabama Highway 105 just north of Ozark when they hit a tree.

The peeled bark from the tree is all that's left of the fatal crash on the heavily traveled Skipperville highway.

This is the first fatal accident of the Memorial Day weekend for the Alabama State Troopers Dothan post, but it's the latest in a growing number of local young drivers killed behind the wheel.

Officials say the cause of the accident is under investigation, but speed was a factor.

The passenger, Brandon Whitehead, just graduated from Carroll High School on Saturday.

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  • by Molly Location: Ozark on Jun 14, 2007 at 03:23 AM
    I love you SO much Wesley. I miss you. R.I.P Babydoll.
  • by meagan childress Location: ashford alabama on Jun 13, 2007 at 05:57 AM
    im soooooooooo sorry for the family of wesley ya'll are in my prayers
  • by BROOKE D Location: PHENIX CITY on Jun 8, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    Ive missed him soo much ever since i had to move from clayton. And when i heard about this it hit me real hard. I dont really know how to handle it and i cry about it all the time. I MISS YOU WESLEY AND I THINK ABOUT EVERYONE ALL THE TIME! LOVE YOU ALWAYS ~BROOKE~
  • by Jacqueliine Location: brookings,oregon on Jun 4, 2007 at 09:09 AM
    Im sorry for you loss..it's hard to lose a loved one..i been through it to many times..3 of my close friends where killed in a car crash and it was the worse time of my life..out whole community was going through alot..well i thought i would share my story with all you...but hoope everyone knows that teen drivers our safe on the road but not safe when drinking...we can all save a life if we just do somrthing....once again im so sorry for your loss and i know exacly how you feel
  • by Joy Location: Gadsden, AL on May 30, 2007 at 05:08 PM
    I'm very sorry for your loss and will keep all of your family in my prayers through this difficult time.
  • by shelby Location: skipperville on May 30, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    i just would like to say god bless all of the powells and i know this is a hard time for you but i loved and cared for wesley too so i know your pain.WE WILL MISS YOU WESLEY! WE LOVE YOU!
  • by aaron Location: skipperville on May 29, 2007 at 02:27 PM
    we love you wesley from ya lil cuz
  • by danielle jackson Location: ashford alabama on May 29, 2007 at 07:37 AM
    im so sorry to hear about him dieing he was a good friends of my moms son but i know that he is in a better place and i know that when i die that ill be there with him whem i die....
  • by BRAXTON MCLAIN Location: EUFAULA on May 28, 2007 at 06:42 PM
  • by Kris Location: Clio on May 28, 2007 at 06:36 PM
    We love you and we will miss you Wesley, from the Cumuze family
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