Traffic accident kills one teen and injures several others

Traffic accident kills one teen and injures several others

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A 16 year old boy injured in a single vehicle accident Friday evening has died.  James David Shirley of Centerpoint died at a local hospital.  He was a passenger in a 2002 ford Escape driven by a 17 year old girl.

The accident happened in the 6700 block of Trussville - Clay Road around 5:15 p.m.  There were four other passengers in the vehicle ages 20,18,16, and 15.  

Investigators said the driver lost control of the Escape which left the road hitting a large rock in an adjacent ditch before coming back on to the road.  The driver suffered minor injuries, the passengers suffered serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals.  The accident remains under investigation.

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