Scottsboro police say 18-year-old Kelly Rich was dead when they arrived on the scene after an accident at the intersection of Highway 79 and Roy Owens Boulevard.
It happened around 10am Tuesday morning when Rich pulled onto the highway. The passenger in the car was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
The car was hit by a flat bed truck that we're told could not stop.
According to police, this was the first fatal accident in Scottsboro since 2011.