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Monday night crash kills one outside of Childersburg; sends three to hospital


CHILDERSBURG, Ala. – A two-vehicle crash at approximately 10:15 p.m. Monday night has left one person dead.

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency states the crash occurred when a 2021 Toyota Camry driven by a 16-year-old collided head-on with a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by Long Qiu, 40, of Georgia. The crash took place on U.S. 280 near the 38 mile marker, approximately five miles west of Childersburg.

The  Hyundai’s passenger, Xin Qiang Wang, 57, of Birmingham, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota, her juvenile passenger and Qiu were injured and transported to area hospitals. Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.


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