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Fiery crash in Blount County claims one life

From Trussville Tribune staff reports

BLOUNT COUNTY — A two-vehicle crash Sunday, May 14, in Blount County claimed one life and injured two others.

An unidentified motorist was killed when the 2000 Dodge he was driving collided head-on with a 2002 Volkswagen and caught fire. The unidentified  driver  was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Volkswagen, along with a minor passenger, were transported to and area hospital for treatment of their injuries.  The crash occurred at 7 p.m. on Blount County Road 1, just one mile north of Oneonta.

Although the circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, preliminary investigation indicates alcohol  may have been a  factor in the crash.

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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