Quinton child killed in crash near Jasper

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HAMILTON POST, Ala. (WIAT) — A 12-year-old died following a car crash on AL 269 Saturday night. 

 According to Sgt. Chris Barnes, post commander of Troop E/Hamilton Post, the 12-year-old was killed when a 2009 Toyota Matrix left the roadway, overturned and hit a tree. The crash happened at 9:40 p.m. on AL 269 approximately 16 miles south of Jasper.

In an email notification to the CBS 42, Sgt. Barnes identified Jessica Lynn Thacker as the driver of the vehicle; however, the only identifying information about the child was that the child was from Quinton.

State troopers are investigating the crash. 

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