20-year-old killed in I-65 wreck north of Jemison

Published 5:38 pm Sunday, March 27, 2016

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A single-vehicle wreck Saturday morning on Interstate 65 claimed the life of a 20-year-old Montevallo woman.

Lauren Elizabeth Shirah was killed when the 2006 Pontiac G6 in which she was a passenger left the roadway, struck a a ditch and overturned.

Shirah, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected and later pronounced dead at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.

The driver, Megan Hall, 20, of Montevallo, was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

The crash occurred on Interstate 65 at the 222 mile marker, 5 miles north of Jemison.

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