10-year-old dies in Thanksgiving eve crash near Atmore

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ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) — A two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Nov. 24, claimed the life of a 10-year-old from Atmore.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, on Highway 31, about three miles west of Atmore.

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Division say the 10-year-old was riding in a Chevrolet Equinox when the driver tried to pass a tractor-trailer, and the two vehicles collided. The collision caused the Equinox to overturn and land in the roadway.

The 10-year-old was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and a 9-year-old child in the SUV were injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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