High school student dies in crash

GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) - A student from Mortimer Jordan High School was killed Friday morning in a car crash.

Authorities said Richard Johnson, 17, died during a collision with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 31 in Gardendale around 7 a.m. Friday.

Johnson, a student at Mortimer Jordan High School, died at the scene.  The 28-year-old driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash was not known.

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