MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- A deck collapse Monday night in Millbrook left several teens injured. It happened at a graduation party. As we move into the summer season, this incident underscores the need to make sure decks aren't overloaded.
"All of a sudden there was a crack and the ground fell out from under us," said Caroline Crisp, who attended the party for St. James seniors. "We just toppled down 12 or 15 feet however high the deck was up and we just hit the ground really fast."
The homeowner tells WSFA 12 News he let a friend use his house for his daughter's graduation party, and was told only about 12 people would be there. More than 50 showed up to the party. Crisp estimates about 30 to 40 people were on the deck at the time.
Some students reported back, foot and leg injuries.