Local teen killed in car crash


A two-vehicle crash at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, May 12, claimed one life and injured another. Jayson Alexander McCollum, 19, of Eutaw, was killed when the 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt he was driving collided head-on with a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado driven by John Gregory, 33, of Buhl. McCollum, who was not using a seatbelt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Gregory was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The crash occurred on Alabama 39 near the 23 mile marker, six miles west of Eutaw. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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