17-year-old killed in Etowah Co. car crash

17-year-old killed in Etowah Co. car crash
(Source: wwbt/nbc12)

ETOWAH Co., Ala. (WBRC) - A 17-year-old Gadsden native was killed in a car accident Friday afternoon.

The teen was driving a 2000 Toyota 4 Runner along Pleasant Hill Rd. near Samford Rd., when around 3:07 p.m. the vehicle left the roadway, overturned and landed in a creek bank.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

The crash is being investigated by ALEA.

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