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Two Investigations Launched into Fatal Police Chase Crash in Baldwin County, AL

April 15, 2019

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL. – According to a news report posted online at, two investigations have been launched into a fatal police chase crash that occurred in Baldwin County, Alabama. One of the investigations will look into the crash itself, and the other will look into the conduct of the deputy involved.*

Fox 10 reports that four people were killed and another was seriously injured in the crash, which occurred on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County. The crash began with a police chase between a black Chevrolet Malibu and a Baldwin County Sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was pursuing the Malibu on and off the interstate after the vehicle failed to stop for a moving violation.

At one point during the chase, the Malibu turned around on I-10 West and started traveling the wrong direction. This went on for more than a mile, according to Fox 10, before the Malibu crashed head-on into another vehicle. After impact, the Malibu caught on fire. 

Fox 10 reports that the driver of the other vehicle, an 81-year-old man from St. Simons Island, Georgia, was seriously injured in the crash and flown to a nearby hospital. Fox 10 further reports that a passenger in that vehicle, a 54-year-old man from Milton, Florida, died in the crash. 

In addition, according to Fox 10, the driver and two passengers in the Malibu died in the crash. Fox 10 states that due to their burn injuries, officials have not yet been able to identify those people. 

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash, and it is also planning to launch an internal investigation into the chase. It will be reviewing dash and body camera footage, radio communications, and other evidence to determine whether the deputy followed proper protocol during the pursuit. 

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