High School Senior Dies in Car Crash

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LAFAYETTE, AL (WTVM) - A LaFayette High School senior dies in a single car crash, just days before her graduation.

Alabama State Troopers at the Opelika post tell News Leader Nine 18 year old Kayla Lyndell Vines was traveling on Highway 431 around 5 a.m. Saturday when she lost control of her car. The 1995 Nissan Sentra ran off the road and overturned, ejecting Vines. Trooper Williams tells us Vines was not wearing her seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. The Sentra, then rolled on top of her, killing her. At this time they do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.

The high school senior was on her way home from work and hanging out with friends when the crash occurred just three miles south of LaFayette. Trooper Williams tells News Leader Nine that after talking with family members, they believe Kayla Vines might have fallen asleep at the wheel. Evidence shows Vines was most likely traveling at the 55 miles per hour speed limit.

Williams added, Chambers County Coroner Jeff Jones will conduct blood work on the body, as part of standard procedure, but it is unknown if an autopsy will be conducted.