By Chase Holmes, News Reporter
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — A student was fatality injured in a crash involving a school bus in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 5.
Officials with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, which is investigating the incident, released a statement Thursday evening.
“A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, has claimed the life of a pedestrian,” Senior Trooper Justin O’Neal said. “
According to the statement, a 15-year-old teen was fatally injured when struck by a 2004 Nissan Frontier.
“The teen was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash which occurred on U.S. 231 near the 245 mile marker, approximately four miles north of Ashville, in St. Clair County,” O’Neal said.
No further information is available as troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.
According to Carol Robinson, the deceased is a 15-year-old Appalachian School student, female, who was about to get on the bus when she was hit by a truck.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.