Police in Valley, Ala. are investigating a crash in which a teen died in a burning vehicle.
According to an official report, on Sunday at approximately 5 a.m., officers of the Valley Police Department and East Alabama Fire Department were called to the scene of a one vehicle crash on 64th Boulevard in which the vehicle had struck a building and was on fire.
On their arrival, officers tried to put out the flames with portable fire extinguishers but were unsuccessful. Once fire fighters put out the fire the body of the driver was recovered.
The driver was identified as Blayke Thomas Henderson, 17, of Valley.
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Henderson was pronounced dead at the scene by Chambers County Coroner Jeff Jones.
Preliminary investigation shows that Henderson was traveling south on 64th Boulevard in a 1995 GMC 1500 4x4.
Police say for some unknown reason, Henderson crossed through the north bound lanes, left the roadway, and struck a building where the truck burst into flames.
This accident is still under investigation by the Valley Police Department and the Chambers County Coroner’s Office.