MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – School officials have identified a Brindlee Mountain High School student who was killed early Wednesday morning in an accident in Marshall County.
Investigators with the Marshall County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) responded to a single-vehicle accident around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Warrenton Road and Bennett Drive, MCCO said in a Facebook post.
A 17-year-old male, later identified by the high school as Gavin Kade Daniel, was pronounced dead on the scene. According to the coroner’s office, he was a senior at Brindlee Mountain High School.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said the teen was fatally injured when the car he was driving left the roadway and hit a utility pole and a fiber optic box. The 17-year-old was ejected, according to authorities.
School officials at Brindlee Mountain High released a statement on Wednesday identifying the senior who died in the crash.
“We are deeply saddened to hear about the death of one of our students, Gavin Kade Daniel, a senior at Brindlee Mountain High School.
Gavin was a very respectful student and as a valued member of our BMHS family, the loss is being felt by many. We are currently making arrangements to support his family, friends, basketball team, school staff and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all during this incredibly difficult time.”Brindlee Mountain High School
MCCO has reached out to the school’s superintendent to offer any assistance.
Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate the incident.