Tuscaloosa Co. High School student killed in crash, 2 others hospitalized

Tuscaloosa County student killed in wreck
Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 10:03 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2021 at 5:29 PM CDT
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NORTHPORT, Ala. (WBRC) - A 17-year-old Tuscaloosa County High School student was killed in a wreck Tuesday afternoon. A 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were taken to DCH in Tuscaloosa with non-life threatening injuries.

The parents of Kylee Whitson said she was a senior and in the marching band.

A family member has set up a GoFundMe account in her name.

Kylee Whitson
Kylee Whitson(Family)

The crash happened around 3:21 p.m. on Rose Boulevard south of the Highway 171 overpass in Northport.

Northport Police, Fire and Rescue and NorthStar Ambulance responded to the scene where they located the accident involving a 2007 Ford Escape that had left the road and hit a tree. The driver of the Ford Escape was a 17-year-old girl that was pronounced dead at the scene.


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All three teenagers lived in Northport and attended Tuscaloosa County High School.

The Tuscaloosa County School System released this statement: Additional counselors and social workers are on the campus of TCHS today, to provide grief counseling and support to students, faculty, and staff. Additional staff will remain on the campus as needed, to continue providing support to the TCHS community.

The cause of the accident is being investigated by Northport Police Department Traffic Reconstruction Unit.

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