Sylacauga teen ejected, killed in Tuesday crash

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (WIAT) — A Sylacauga teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday a little after 1 a.m.

The 17-year-old was driving a 2002 Chevy Avalanche on Old Birmingham Highway. Troopers say the truck left the road and overturned.

State Trooper Chuck Daniel says the teen was ejected from the vehicle, and was not wearing a seatbelt. The teen later died at Coosa Valley Hospital.

The victim’s aunt identified him to CBS42 as Chance Fields. She had this to share with us about him and what happened:

“Chance Fields was like many young country Alabama boys. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mud riding, and hanging out with his friends. He was very kind and generous to everyone he met. He loved to laugh and joke around. Chance was an only child and he love [sic] his mom more than anything in this world. Chance would give the shirt right off his back to help a stranger in need. His young life was taken too short at 1:10 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, ran into a telephone pole which caused the truck to roll over approximately 7 times, according to the police officer.  Chance was ejected from the vehicle where he sustained life threatening injuries.”

The wreck remains under investigation.

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