Rogers High School student killed in morning wreck

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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. – A Rogers High School student died Tuesday morning in a wreck in northern Lauderdale County.

17-year-old girl Victoria Elliott was killed around 7:35 a.m. at the intersection of County Roads 144 and 25, when her car was hit by a pickup truck, according to Alabama State Troopers.

Principal Jamie Burks said family and friends called her Vicki, and she played the clarinet for Rogers HS band knows as the “Buccaneers in Blue.”

“She was kinda shy, but you knew her heart,” Burks said.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Alabama State Troopers are investigating the wreck.

Burks said extra counselors and representatives from local churches were at the school Tuesday for students.

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