Two killed in car crash in Birmingham

Two dead after high-speed accident on 20th Street South
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 12:06 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 10:10 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Around 1:20 a.m. on August 14, Birmingham Police were called to 230 20th Street South on report of an accident. On the scene officers saw a car that had crashed into a tree.

Officers say there were two people in the car, an adult male and an adult female. The female in the passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene by Birmingham Fire and Rescue. The male driver was taken to UAB, where he died from his injuries, according to BPD.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as 30-year-old Phoebe Olivia Hurst of Birmingham and 36-year-old Anthony Miekeco Penny of Birmingham.

Officers believe speed played a factor in this accident. Witnesses described the vehicle as traveling with a group of cars speeding in the are prior to the crash.

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