(CNN) — Three Alabama high school students died in a car crash on Christmas Day when their car slid off a rural road and struck an oak tree, police said.
The teens have been identified as Cassidy Dunn, Emilee Fain and Addyson Martin, according to Lt. Michael McDuffie, chief investigator with the Geneva Police Department. They were all 16 years old and were students and cheerleaders at Geneva High School.
The three girls were in the front seats of the small SUV, McDuffie said. Two other passengers in the back seat survived the crash.
One of the survivors was able to get herself out with only minor bumps and bruises, while the other was airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham, where she is in stable condition, McDuffie said.
“It’s a real tragedy,” Lt. McDuffie told CNN. “The city is hurting right now for sure.”
McDuffie said the girls are all close friends and had spent Christmas together. They had just left one house and were going to another one’s home. “Just being friends out on Christmas Day,” he said.
Geneva is a few miles from the Florida line and 60 miles north of Panama City, Florida.
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