Three Alabama highschool cheerleaders had been killed on Christmas Day when one misplaced management of their automobile and smashed right into a tree, authorities mentioned Thursday.
The 16-year-old ladies — Addyson Martin, Emilee Fain and Cassidy Dunn — had simply left a house the place they had been celebrating the vacation collectively when their SUV careened off the highway about 6 p.m., authorities mentioned.
“We’re not sure for what reason they lost control, but it hit a big oak tree,” mentioned Lt. Michael McDuffie, a spokesman for the Geneva Police Division.
“It could have been a deer ran out in front of them,” he mentioned.
The three youngsters — all college students at Geneva Excessive Faculty — had been “in the front seat of the car,” in keeping with Geneva County Coroner Donny Adkinson.
Two different ladies had been within the automobile with them on the time of the crash.
One of many ladies within the again seat was severely injured and airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham. She is predicted to recuperate.
The opposite woman within the again was not severely injured.
A photograph from native outlet WTVY-TV confirmed the wrecked car, with its roof apparently ripped off.