Deadly weekend for teen drivers

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(WIAT) – It was a deadly weekend for young drivers in our area. Since Friday seven people died. Three of those drivers were teenagers.

16-year-old Nicholas Hill died Saturday afternoon when his car ran off Shelby County 55 near Columbiana.

Hill died after hitting a tree. The crash is still under investigation but speed did play part in the accident.

Two teens are also dead in Blount County.

Alabama State Troopers say the two died just outside of Oneonta Saturday night.

18-year-old Kamron Sanford and 16-year-old Kayla Baldwin were killed when their vehicle collided with another on County Road 39.

Troopers say neither of the teens was wearing a seat belt.

One man who lives in the area says he hasn’t seen many accidents on the road but there are a few characteristics that could make it dangerous when driving.

“Well there a lot of dips you really have to watch because when you top a hill you can’t see what’s in the next dip so you really have to watch what you’re doing.”

The driver of the second vehicle, 18-year-old James Light was air-lifted to UAB.

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