Georgia Man Injured, Son Killed in Alabama Police Chase Crash
BALDWIN COUNTY, AL. – According to a news story reported online at al.com, a Georgia man was injured, and his son from Florida was killed in a vehicle crash in Baldwin County, Alabama, that started with a police chase. Three other people died in the accident, according to the news report.*
The accident occurred on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County. Al.com reports that a man and his son were traveling in a 2018 Ford Escape on I-10 West, while at the same time, a 2019 Chevrolet Malibu fled from a traffic stop with a Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy attempted to stop the Malibu near Loxley and I-10 East.
The deputy then pursued the Malibu onto I-10 West, and the driver reportedly made a U-turn to flee from the deputy, after which the Malibu was traveling eastbound on I-10 West. The Malibu then crashed into the Escape near the exit to the Baldwin Beach Express.
Al.com reports that a passenger in the Escape died in the collision, and the driver of the Escape, was seriously injured. The driver was identified as an 81-year-old man from St. Simons Island, Georgia. He was airlifted from the scene to University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama, for emergency treatment. The passenger in the Escape was the driver’s son, a 54-year-old man from Miami, Florida.
According to al.com, the driver of the Malibu and two passengers in the Malibu also died at the scene. They have not been named at this time, as authorities are working to make positive identifications, according to al.com.
The deputy who was pursuing the Malibu has also not been named. It does not appear that he or she was involved in the collision.
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