Update on Deadly Accident

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency has released additional information regarding the two-vehicle accident that killed a Spring Garden High School student. 18-year-old Colby Slayton was traveling east on County Road 14 Wednesday morning when the car he was driving crashed into the back of a trailer parked on the side of the road hauling a bulldozer.

Cherokee County Coroner Doctor Jeremy Deaton pronounced Slayton dead at the scene with the cause of death being multiple blunt force trauma. Slayton was a junior at Spring Garden High School who also played baseball and football. Investigators are still working to determine what caused this accident.


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