Two Curry high school students, one a freshman and the other a senior, male and female, were killed in a head-on collision with an 18-wheel tractor-trailer while driving on their way to school.
Clay McCarty, 15 and Ivy Redmill, 17 were driving in a Honda Accord when they struck the tractor trailer at around 7:30 am on Curry Highway.
Alabama State Troopers said that although it was early in the investigation, it appeared that the passenger car crossed the center line and struck the tractor trailer head on and that neither teen was wearing a seatbelt. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the big rig was not injured.
While it is not our objective to engage in speculation, one would think that distracted driving perhaps involving the usage of cell phones could have been a factor in an accident involving two young teenagers on their way to school early in the morning.
One thing we do know for sure is that neither teen was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. It is well documented that failing to wear a seatbelt increases your chances of being killed in a car accident like this by a factor of 10 times.
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