2 teenagers die in Lamar County car crash


LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A single vehicle crash in Lamar County claimed the lives of two area teens Friday. 

The crash occurred at approximately 8:07 p.m. Friday on Wofford Road. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler with five occupants was traveling north on Wofford Road when it left the road, overturned and crashed into a utility pole. 

Tallon Lee Burleson, 19, of Winfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Steven James King, 19, of Vernon was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he later died. 

The other three occupants were transported from the scene for treatment.  Colton Earl Scott, 19, of Winfield, was treated and released. Tyler Lane Harlan Upton, 20, of Winfield, and Markus Alan Edington, 25, of Vernon remain hospitalized with their injuries. 

Nothing further is available as ALEA Troopers continue to investigate.

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