8-year-old girl killed in Sunday morning wreck on I-65

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – An eight-year-old girl from Texas was killed in a single-vehicle wreck north of Decatur on I-65 Sunday morning.

According to ALEA officials, she was ejected from a van around 7:45 a.m. after it left the southbound lanes of the interstate near mile marker 343, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities did not say how the driver lost control, but they did say it slammed into a cable barrier.

Three other people were also in the vehicle. Sunday afternoon, troopers identified the driver as Mary Tobar, 50, of San Antonio, Texas and said she was injured and taken to a local hospital. The two other people in the 2019 Dodge Durango were not hurt, authorities said in the Sunday afternoon update.

Authorities do not suspect alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. They continue to investigate what happened.

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