Victim of fatal crash identified


BRIMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver of an SUV involved in an early morning crash in Birmingham.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the driver as 58-year-old Elaine Rollins Peterson of Homewood.

WBRC-TV ( ) reports Peterson is listed as an exceptional education teacher at Center Point Elementary School.

The accident occurred at Highway 79 and Pawnee Road. Peterson's vehicle struck a service truck in the rear, flipped and landed on the median. No other injuries were reported.

Investigators say that speed may have been a factor.


Information from: WBRC-TV,

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