Post-prom wreck kills 2 teens, injures 2 others

Two high school students were killed and two other teenagers injured in a car crash hours after a prom celebration at Paul W. Bryant High School.

Tuscaloosa Police on Sunday confirmed one of the teens killed is Samuel Brown Jr., 18, of Uniontown. A 17-year-old female from Tuscaloosa was also killed in the wreck, but her name has not yet been released.

An 18-year-old female from Montgomery was taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries, and a 17-year-old female from Marion was taken to DCH Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department said the wreck happened just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Skyland Boulevard East and Interstate 20/59 and involved a Tesla carrying the teens and a tractor-trailer.

According to a statement from TPD, the Tesla was pinned under the trailer attached to the truck. The occupants in the Tesla’s front seats were killed.

The 17-year-old female who died was a student at Paul W. Bryant High School in Tuscaloosa. Brown was a student at Robert C. Hatch High School in Uniontown.

The victims’ friends and family posted on social media that the group had just attended prom.

“We ask the community to please respect the privacy of the families during this difficult time. Grief counselors will be on campus next week to provide emotional support to students and staff members,” Perry County School District posted on social media.

TPD’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded to the accident and opened an investigation into the cause.

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