Teen dies in accident, victim identified

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE: The victim of Friday night’s fatal accident has been identified as Christopher Russell Nelms, 18, of Helena.

ORIGINAL: Police are investigating a fatal accident that happened Friday night along Shelby County Highway 13 near Environs Parkway.

It was around 11:30 p.m. a 2001 Ford F250 left the roadway, overturned and struck a tree killing the lone occupant and driver of the vehicle. The victim was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the Helena Fire Department.

The victim was an 18-year-old male whose name has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.

Traffic investigators are still trying to determine the cause of this accident.

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