19-Year-Old Driver Dies After Vehicle Crash in Alabama
LEE COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news report from wrbl.com, a 19-year-old driver has died from injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash November 26 in Lee County, Alabama.*
On November 26, Alabama State Troopers responded to a call about a two-vehicle crash on Lee Road 374. They received information that one of the vehicles had left the scene and had a vehicle description for a 2011 Toyota Tacoma. They located a vehicle that matched the description and tried to speak to the driver. The driver then fled, and Troopers lost sight of his truck. They did not pursue the truck.
Moments later, the driver of the truck crashed on Lee Road 270. The driver has been identified as 19-year-old Case Robert Hoiness, of Valley, Alabama. Hoiness was transported to a hospital in Atlanta with critical injuries. On December 12, he died from those injuries.
It is not clear whether the original crash involved another vehicle, or if there was no crash before Troopers arrived. No additional vehicles were involved in the crash that injured Hoiness on Lee Road 270. It is not clear how this crash occurred. It appears Hoiness somehow lost control of the truck. No additional information about the incident has been reported at this time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2015, a total of 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in vehicle crashes in the United States. This equates to six teen deaths every day due to motor vehicle injuries. More than 235,000 teenagers of the same age were treated in emergency departments in 2016 for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes.
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