Fatal crash in Alabama work zone prompts state troopers to caution safety

Updated Dec 10, 2015

The death of a teenage girl in a construction zone on an Alabama interstate has caised state troopers to warn of the dangers of not being cautious near road work.

According to WIAT, a 15-year-old girl died Dec. 5 and became the second fatality in a construction zone on Interstate 59 in Tuscaloosa County following a crash that killed her and left four others injured.

Katie-Elizabeth Vann was riding in an SUV driving down I-59 thorough the work zone when the SUV left the road and overturned. Vann wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, according to ABC 33/40, and was ejected from the vehicle.

Being the second death in the I-59 construction zone in about three months, state troopers reacted by telling drivers to use extreme caution when driving through road work.

“You need to lower your speed, you need to be vigilant of other motorists around you and just be safe. Construction zones are here for a reason; we are trying to make the road safer for all motorists,” Alabama State Trooper Reginal King said.