Early morning crash kills two in Deatsville

DEATSVILLE, AL (WSFA) - An early morning crash claimed the life of two Elmore County men and injured an Elmore County woman.

State Troopers tell WSFA 12 News George Edward Shane Norton, 21, of Deatsville lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Ceasarville Road in Elmore County.  The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

Norton and a male passenger, Andrew Tyler Knight, 19, of Elmore were both pronounced dead at the scene by Elmore County Coroner Tim Ellison.

A female passenger, Hannah Rose Gardner, 19, of Wetumpka was transported to Baptist South hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred at approximately 1:00 am.  Seat belts were not used and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.  Troopers continue to investigate.