Two teens charged in fatal accident

GRAYSON VALLEY, AL (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office tell that two sixteen-year-olds are facing charges after being involved in a fatal accident in Grayson Valley.

The accident happened in June when a Nissan Maxima driven by one of the teens struck a Chevrolet Blazer driven by the other teen. The Blazer lost control and struck 67-year-old Renate Dahnke Easley, killing her. Easley had apparently been struck while retrieving her mail.

A 17-year-old passenger in the Blazer was ejected from the vehicle and had to be airlifted to UAB. His injuries are thought to be non-life threatening. The driver of the Blazer was also taken to UAB with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Maxima was unharmed.

Both drivers have now been charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide.

The parents of both drivers have arranged to have them surrender on these charges.