- Associated Press - Sunday, December 27, 2015

EUTAW, Ala. (AP) - Three people, including a small child, were killed and nine more injured during a drag race in Alabama Saturday night.

According to AI.com (https://bit.ly/1R2NSZV ), Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Trooper Reginal King said all of those killed and injured were bystanders.

The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. on Greene County 231 near Eutaw, about 35 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa.

Thirty-year-old Rodney Hutton, 22-year-old Jalesa Kiara Merritt, and 3-year-old Jhayden Pippen, all of Eutaw, were killed.

King said they were all struck by a Cutlass driven by 22-year-old Maurice Devonte Wedgeworth, also of Eutaw. Wedgeworth turned himself in to troopers at a hospital just before midnight.

The driver of the Chevrolet, whose name hasn’t been released, was taken into custody in Huntsville.

Both drivers fled the scene after the crash.

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