2 teens dead, 4 others injured in Blount County car crash

BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Three choppers are en route to a crash on Hwy 278 in Blount County near Brooksville Crossing, Deputy Tim Kent told CBS 42.

A two-vehicle crash took place at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday claimed two lives. A 16-year-old teenager from Altoona was seriously injured when the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving collided with a 2000 Ford Windstar driven by Jo Cornelius Cloud, 79, of Guntersville.

The teen was airlifted to UAB Hospital where she later died, and her passenger, a 17-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Cloud and her adult passenger were airlifted to the same hospital, while their two child passengers aged 6 and 7 were taken to Children’s of Birmingham.

The 6-year-old is being treated for serious injuries, and the 7 -year-old is being treated for minor injuries.

According to Trooper Gary Daniel, the driver of the Cavalier lost control of the car, crossed the double yellow line and skidded sideways.

The minivan collided with the passenger side of the car.

Daniel said investigators are still working to learn why the driver lost control of the car, but he said texting does not appear to be involved.

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