Two teens killed in go-kart crash


LAWRENCE COUNTY – Two 15-year-olds were killed Saturday night when the go-kart they were riding was struck by an automobile.

State Troopers say the accident occurred at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

According to authorities, Brianna Lashay Lewis and Breanna Caitlin Jackson, both of Hartselle, were killed when the motorized go-kart they were riding collided with a 2005 Acura RSX driven by Matthew Ryan Hood of Huntsville.

The go-kart’s driver, Lewis, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The go-kart’s passenger, Jackson, was flown to Huntsville Hospital where she died of her injuries.

Jackson was pronounced dead at 12:53 a.m.

The driver of the automobile, Matthew Ryan Hood was not injured in the accident.

The crash occurred on Alabama Hwy 36 at the 10-mile marker, one mile west of Danville.

Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate the crash.


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