Troopers investigating after WCSO vehicle hits 4-wheeler

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Few details have been released, but the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a Friday night crash involving a Walker County sheriff’s deputy and a four-wheeler driven by a teenage boy.

The accident happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday on Alabama Highway 69 South near Old Tuscaloosa Road. 

Jasper Police Chief J.C. Poe confirmed Saturday that even though the accident happened inside the city limits, the investigation was quickly turned over to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency because it involved a law enforcement officer. 

Poe said the teen, who is 14 years old, was taken to a Birmingham hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening.

Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said he could not comment on the matter since it involved a sheriff’s deputy. 

As of press time Saturday night, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency had not released any information on the accident.