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October 30, 2013

UPDATE: 1 of 2 victims identified in fiery Limestone wreck

State troopers have identified one of two people killed in a fiery crash Tuesday night in Limestone County.

Korryn Young, 25, of Athens was killed when the 2000 Saturn Sedan she was driving was struck by a 2001 GMC SUV, according to troopers.

The driver of the GMC, who has not been identified, was also killed in the crash, Both vehicles burned. Troopers are awaiting a forensics report to make the second identification. 

Troopers said neither driver was wearing a seat belt.

The wreck happened at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Alabama 251 at the five-mile marker near the intersection of Beatline Road, four miles north of Athens.

Officials said the GMC pulled onto the highway, the driver apparently lost control and briefly left the road. They said the driver got back onto the highway but crossed the centerline and hit the Saturn. A fire started in one of the vehicles following the crash.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West said both victims were burned extensively. He said the driver of the GMC, a male, was unidentifiable. Dental records would be used to help make a positive identification, West said.

Both victims were taken to the state forensics lab in Huntsville.

The investigation is ongoing.

— Rebecca Croomes contributed to this report.



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