Crash kills three people in Alabama
An early morning crash claimed three lives in Alabama and injured one person, authorities said Wednesday.
The crash occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m., about five miles (8.04 kilometers) east of Wetumpka, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a news release.
State troopers said Ladarious Antonio Griffin, 25, of Montgomery was killed when the 1997 Lexus ES300 he was driving left the road, hit a tree and overturned.
Two passengers in the car also were killed: Charnavia Lashay Hinkle, 22, of Montgomery and Lamisha Nicole Avera, 22, of Wetumpka.
None of the deceased was wearing seatbelts, authorities said. The only survivor was a passenger, who was using a seatbelt.
That passenger was being treated at an area hospital.
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