Victoria Clements Smith, 30, killed, and four teens injured in head-on car crash on Highway 31 in Cullman County, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Thu, 01/27/2022 - 7:17am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 28, 2015

1 adult killed, 4 high school seniors injured in Cullman wreck

Bouldin said he spoke to the senior class officers and they all wanted to postpone graduation so the four injured students could still attend the ceremony.

1 woman dead, 4 seniors on way to high school graduation practice injured in Cullman crash

Kilpatrick told Smith was traveling north on U.S. 31 when she lost control of her vehicle, crossed the median and was struck by the vehicle with the four students.

Graduation date changed after fatal crash in Cullman County

Graduation, which was scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., will now take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wallace State Community College.

3 Cullman HS seniors remain hospitalized 1 day after fatal wreck

"Sunday will help because we hope it will give enough healing time for some of them that are injured to be able to come. This class has already experienced the death of three classmates. And so I think its important for them to get everyone that they possibly can in those seats," Griffeth says.

4 Cullman HS seniors injured in fatal wreck graduate with classmates

"They've already had three classmates that have passed away, they did not want any more empty chairs. They wanted to do anything they could in way of adjusting the schedule so the students could participate and we were very blessed that all four were able to join us," Bouldin said.

One woman died and four Cullman High School seniors were injured in a collision on Highway 31 at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday. Victoria Clements Smith, 30, of Hanceville, died when her car crossed the median and crashed into another vehicle traveling southbound. Smith was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from her car. She was pronounced deceased at the crash site. The four students riding in the second vehicle were driving to Wallace State College for graduation rehearsal. Three of the students were taken to UAB Hospital by ambulance, and the fourth student was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital. Their conditions are unknown. One of the teens had surgery on his leg on Thursday afternoon, and one student has been released from the hospital, according to authorities, who also say that all four students should be able to attend Sunday's graduation.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Victoria Clements Smith
Connor Lawrence
Matthew Davis
Kurt Lindsey
Laura Addison
Highway 31

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