Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Three Killed in Greene County Street Race

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Three Killed in Greene County Street Race

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State troopers said a street race killed three people, including a 3-year-old child, and injured nine others Saturday in Greene County.

A news release from Trooper Reginal King of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency states that 30-year-old Rodney Hutton, 22-year- old Jalesa Kiara Merritt and 3-year-old Jhayden Pippen, all of Eutaw, died as a result of the crash. In addition, nine people, including children ages 6, 7 and 9, involved in the crash received medical treatment from area hospitals.

King said it appears that the crash happened at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a race between a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass and a Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Greene County Highway 231, about two miles north of Eutaw.

The Oldsmobile Cutlass, which King said was being driven by 22- year-old Maurice Devonte Wedgeworth of Eutaw, struck the Monte Carlo. Both drivers fled the scene, King said. …

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