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Teenager dies in Highway 80 crash

Published 8:45am Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A single-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Myrtlewood teenager.

The crash occurred at 1 p.m. on U.S. 80 six miles west of Demopolis.

John Eric Pearson Jr., 18, was killed when the 1994 Mazda Miata he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree. Pearson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Pearson was a 2012 graduate of Marengo Academy.

No additional information is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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