OMAHA - A one vehicle accident Saturday morning took the life of a Woodland High School student and injured three others.
According to a report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the accident occurred at 3:52 a.m. Saturday on County Road 87 just north of the Omaha community. Killed in the accident was the driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Ethan Isaiah Henderson of Roanoke.
According to the report, Henderson lost control of the vehicle, a late model BMW, leaving the road and hitting a tree. Three passengers in the vehicle were injured, 20-year-old Hunter Braswell, 20-year-old Jade Burge and a 16-year-old female whose name could not be released because of her age. All three were transported to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
Randolph County Sheriff David Cofield said a deputy was parked at the intersection of County Roads 87 and 56 when the vehicle passed by at a high rate of speed. The deputy tried to follow, but the vehicle pulled away out of his sight. As the deputy continued up the road, he saw the lights of the vehicle off the roadway in a curve. He helped one passenger out of the vehicle and waited for the other responders. Cofield said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this accident and their families."
According to Randolph County 911, responding to the accident were Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Alabama State Troopers, Air Evac, AirLife (formerly Life Saver), Bethel East Fire Department, East Randolph Fire Department, Woodland Fire Department, Wedowee Police Department and Southern Ambulance Transport. The accident is still under investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.