Lauderdale County teen killed in wreck identified

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A Killen teenager was killed in a wreck in Lauderdale County on Tuesday.

Lauderdale County Coroner Butch Tucker confirmed the victim as 16-year-old Isaiah Neal Campbell.

State troopers say a Campbell was driving a pickup truck that left the road and hit a tree. The teen died at the scene of the crash at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

State troopers say the wreck happened around 3:10 p.m. on County Road 71, about three miles south of Lexington.

Area volunteer fire departments, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and EMS crews were called to the scene.

Lexington Mayor Sandra Burroughs confirmed Campbell was a student at Lexington School.

Lexington School Principal Norman Lovelady released a statement: “It has been a sad couple of days as our school and community mourn the loss of Isaiah Campbell. Isaiah was an 11th-grade student and a member of our tennis team. He will be missed by his classmates, faculty, and community. Lexington School would like to thank our community, surrounding communities, and other schools across our county for the outpouring of support they have shown our school during this tough time. We would also like to thank ministers from our community, counselors and social workers from our school system, the Healing Place, and Riverbend for their support of our students and faculty. Our thoughts and prayers are with Isaiah’s family and we want them to know how much we love them. Please keep our school and community in your prayers as we heal from this tragic loss.”

Lauderdale County School released a statement: “On behalf of Superintendent Jerry Hill and the Lauderdale County Board of Education, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Lexington School and community as they grieve over the loss of a student. We ask that you honor the privacy of the students’ family and remember them at this time. We are committed to serving the needs of the students and employees of Lexington in the days and weeks to come. Additional counselors and support staff will be on campus at Lexington tomorrow to work with students and employees. Today we are all Bear Strong!”

Troopers continue to investigate.

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