(Cullman, AL) - WALB- Officials have confirmed one Coffee county teen died from a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon, Alabama.
Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said Hunter Railey,16, died in a head-on collision on County Road 1435. The accident happened around 2:40 p.m., after Railey and his girlfriend Rebecca Dyal took a family member's motorcycle for a ride.
Witnesses said they saw Railey turn his head around to look back. The motorcycle then veered into oncoming traffic, and hit an SUV head on.
Railey was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Officials said Dyal was air lifted to Huntsville Hospital. Her condition is unknown.
An Alabama Highway Patrol public information officer said "16-year-old Hunter Railey from Broxton was killed on impact when the motorcycle he was driving hit an SUV on County Road 1435. 15-year old Rebecca Dyall was a passenger on the motorcycle."
Troopers don't know which hospital in Huntsville she was flown to. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
The investigation is continuing.