Four Tanner students burned after possible fireworks-related accident

The victims were burned in a wreck on the Fourth of July.

Posted: Jul 5, 2018 12:18 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2018 7:12 PM

Four Tanner High School students were hurt in what Athens police said appeared to be a fireworks-related accident Wednesday evening.

Around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday Athens firefighters responded to Stanford Street, where a vehicle had run through a yard and hit two other vehicles. The vehicle was destroyed and the four people in the vehicle were burned, a city spokeswoman said.

Tanner High School Principal Deborah Kenyon said in a statement she had visited two of the students at Athens Hospital, and that some school coaches had visited some of the students in Birmingham as well.

"We are all very concerned, and want the students and families to know that their Tanner High School family is here to support them, they are in our thoughts and prayers," Kenyon said in the statement.

Athens police said their initial investigation points to fireworks being involved in the accident but did not release any more information.

The people who were injured were taken to UAB Hospital for treatment. 

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