By Scott Buttram
SPRINGVILLE — A 15-year-old Springville High School student has died from injuries he suffered when he fell from the back of a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, according to a statement from Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel.
St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell identified the victim as Hunter Lee Sligh, according to the St. Clair Times.
The accident occurred on Oak Valley Road six miles west of Ashville on Thursday at about 10:30 p.m.
According to the report, the vehicle was being driven by another teen when the victim fell onto the side of the roadway and sustained serious injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.