Tallassee Teen Dies in Single Car Crash


By Kristen Fisher

A Tallassee teenager died in an early morning car crash Sunday.

18-year old Joseph Ryan Thornton was killed after his 2008 Toyota Scion left the roadway and wrapped around a tree in Elmore County.

Alabama State Troopers say the accident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Central Road, about five miles northwest of Eclectic.
Troopers are investigating the cause of the crash.

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