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Car crash kills 5-year-old, leaves Ft. Payne football player injured

By Stephen McLamb- bio | email

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A deadly crash killed 5-year-old Cheyenne Bishop and critically injured Fort Payne football player Noah Alan Hall.

The wreck involving an SUV and tractor trailer happened Tuesday morning at the 205 Exit in Collinsville in DeKalb County. 

The Cheyenne was pronounced dead at the scene. Noah was taken to Huntsville Hospital where he is in critical condition.

"It was shocking because we just saw him, I mean, I remember Friday night at the game. He had just knocked somebody's helmet off," said Fort Payne student Kenzie Kramer.

Collinsville police say Noah and Cheyenne were on their way to school, but only made it to the top of the northbound exit 205 ramp in Collinsville around 7:30 am.

"When we arrived we seen a white SUV had ran into the rear of a tractor trailer truck which was parked on the side of the exit ramp," said Collinsville Assistant Police Chief Rex Leath.

Collinsville police say the accident is under investigation.

"How he lost control and wound up under the truck, it's still under investigation, so we're not sure on that," said Assistant Chief Leath.

Authorities say Cheyenne died at the scene and Noah was flown to Huntsville Hospital with critical injuries.

News at Fort Payne High School spread quickly.

"We were sitting in second block this morning, and his girlfriend found out and she started crying and was hysterical," said Kramer.

Kramer says it's still hard to believe what has happened.

"Our principal made sure that we all knew that it was going to be okay, and they kept us updated throughout the day," said Kramer.

School officials declined to comment except to say that all the coaches are with Hall, and practice for Tuesday was canceled.

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