ATV crash kills Chambers County teen early Sunday morning

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UPDATE 07/19/2021 – The teen killed in a weekend ATV crash has been identified.

Officials say Holden Messer, age 17, was driving an ATV when it veered off the road and overturned on a curve on Sunday. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Messer attended Chambers Academy and was set to begin his junior year in high school.

The school released the following statement following the deadly crash:


“It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of upcoming junior Holden “B” Messer due to a very unfortunate accident overnight. While we mourn the loss, we can’t help but remember all the smiles he brought to us this past year at CA. Keep the entire CA family in your prayers, but especially the Messer Family!!”



CHAMBERS COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – A high school student has been killed in a single-vehicle crash that happened at approximately 12:26 a.m. Sunday, July 18.

Alabama State Troopers say the 17-year-old was fatally injured when the off-road vehicle being operated veered off the roadway while negotiating a curve, overturned, and ejected the teen from the ATV. The teen was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The crash occurred on Chambers County 62, approximately 11 miles northwest of Lafayette. 

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.

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