Police: Speeding Contributed to Fatal Accident in Kinston, Alabama

January 13, 2019

KINSTON, AL. – An online news story at dothaneagle.com reports that police in Kinston, Alabama, have determined speeding was a contributing factor in a December 30, 2018, fatal vehicle accident. The accident, which occurred on Alabama Highway 189, killed three people, including two teenagers and a juvenile child.* 

Sometime on December 30, a teenage boy was driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz on Alabama Highway 189. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Capt. Tracy Nelson reported that the Mercedes somehow crashed into a 1987 Chevrolet 6500 work truck on the highway. It is not clear what direction the vehicles were traveling. 

Initially, authorities did not have any indication about the cause of the accident. They did not report any potential contributing factors. Police have now determined that excessive speeding on the part of the teenage Mercedes driver contributed to the crash. 

“It appears the driver of the Mercedes Benz was speeding while attempting to pass a vehicle,” Capt. Nelson said. “The driver lost control of the vehicle.”

The driver of the Mercedes has been identified as 18-year-old Jakan Kyle, of Elba, Alabama. Kyle died at the scene of the crash. Officials say two other people were in the Mercedes, and they also did not survive the crash. One has been identified as 19-year-old Quentin Deshaun Bryan, of Elba. The other was a juvenile child whose name has not been reported. 

The Chevrolet driver sustained minor injuries in the collision, and ambulance crews transported him to a hospital in Enterprise, Alabama, for treatment. No additional details about the accident have been released at this time. 

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