One Killed in Saturday Evening Wreck

A Center Point woman was killed – in a weekend Blount County crash that also injured two teens.

Alabama State Troopers identified the fatality victim as Zyra C. Sharpe.  She was 37.  The wreck happened at 6:25pm Saturday on Old Compton Road near Red Valley Road, about four miles south of Remlap.  According to Senior Trooper Brandon Bailey, Zyra Sharpe was a passenger in a 2005 Honda Accord that left the road and struck multiple trees. Bailey said she was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash; she was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver, 19-year-old Abel Sharpe, also of Center Point, was injured and taken to UAB Hospital in Birmingham.  An 18-year-old passenger – whose name hasn’t been released – was taken to another hospital for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by State Troopers.



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