Sparkman High School senior killed in single-vehicle wreck

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – A Sparkman High School senior died following a single-vehicle crash at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, according to authorities.

Trooper Curtis Summerville said a 17-year-old was killed when the 2012 Ford Focus she was a passenger in left the road on U.S. 72 west of Huntsville, hit a culvert and overturned.

Sparkman High School Principal Chris Shaw gave WHNT this statement Sunday.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lauren Wallace. Lauren was a senior at Sparkman High School. She passed away Sunday morning following a car accident. We are asking the Sparkman Family, and the entire Madison County School Family, to keep Lauren’s family in their prayers during the coming days.”

Authorities said the teen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old driver of the Ford Focus was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries, according to authorities.

ALEA is continuing to investigate the crash.

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