A Tuscaloosa County Alabama car wreck has claimed the lives of two young people. According to the Tuscaloosa News, Austin Dale Rhodes, 16, of Fayette and Dakoda James Nanney, 11, of Booneville, Miss died on Saturday May 23, 2009, on Alabama Highway 171 when their Toyota pick up collided with a Ford Explorer. Alabama Highway 171 is curvy 2 lane road that connects Tuscaloosa and Fayette. In 2007, there were 9 fatal Alabama car accidents during the 78 hour Memorial Day weekend. This was down from 2006 when there were 13 fatal Alabama car wrecks during the busy 78 hour Memorial Day holiday.