Demopolis High senior killed in Friday car accident

Demopolis High senior Joshua Burrell was killed in a car accident Friday evening. Burrell is pictured here in a photo from April 2017. (Facebook)

A three-vehicle crash Friday, Feb. 2, claimed the life of a Demopolis teen. Joshua Deshan Burrell, 18, was killed when the 2012 Honda Civic he was driving was struck by a 2006 Peterbilt Tractor Trailer driven by Michael Dewayne Fudge, 47, of Dallas, Texas. Burrell, who was not using a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera was involved after the initial collision. The crash occurred at 5:05 p.m. on U.S. 80 near the 28 mile marker, eight miles west of Demopolis. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Burrell was a senior at Demopolis High School and a beloved member of his class. The West Alabama Watchman extends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Joshua Burrell as well as the entire Demopolis community.