Two separate car accidents claimed the lives of a DAR High School student and an Albertville woman on Friday.
In Grant, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Marshall County teen Friday, Nov. 1.
According to Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel, the teen was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse that collided with a 2017 Freightliner tow truck on Simpson Point Road. The accident happened around 8:45 a.m.
The teen, who was later identified as Eli Spray, was a 17-year-old student at DAR High School. No other injuries were reported.
Spray was a member of the Patriots’ football team. To honor his memory, the school chose to retire Spray’s jersey, No. 77, during halftime against Brindlee Mountain on Friday night. Students also participated in a balloon release.
In Albertville, a woman was killed during a single-car accident Friday night.
Around 8:30 p.m., a 2006 Chrysler 300 left the roadway and reportedly flipped on Nixon Chapel Road, about five miles south of Albertville, according to Daniel.
Judy Ray Ramos, 39, who was riding in the passenger seat, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Daniel said Ramos was not wearing a seatbelt.
The driver was injured and transported to a local hospital, Daniel said. The incident is still under investigation.