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Authorities Identify Driver in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash in Baldwin County, AL


April 24, 2019

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL. – According to an online news report posted at mynbc15.com, authorities have identified the suspected driver in a deadly wrong-way crash that occurred in early April in Baldwin County, Alabama. The man reportedly drove his vehicle the wrong way on Interstate 10 during a police pursuit and crashed into another vehicle head-on.* 

The accident took place on April 1 in Baldwin County. NBC 15 reports that officers attempted to stop the driver of a Chevrolet for a traffic violation, and the driver fled. A pursuit then occurred and continued onto I-10, where the Chevy driver was traveling in the wrong direction. 

The Chevy then crashed into another vehicle head-on. An earlier report from NBC 15 says the second vehicle involved in the accident was a Ford Escape.

NBC 15 states that five people died from injuries sustained in the crash, including a 54-year-old man from Milton, Florida, who was in the Ford; an 81-year-old man from St. Simons Island, Georgia, who was in the Ford; a 34-year-old woman from Converse, Texas, who was inside the Chevy; and a still-unidentified passenger in the Chevy.

The news report said officials believe it could take several more months to make the final identification of the other passenger in the Chevy. The crash resulted in a fire that has complicated efforts to identify everyone involved in the collision. 

The fifth person who died in the collision was the Chevy driver. NBC 15 reports that authorities have now identified him as a 26-year-old man from San Antonio, Texas. The report did not say why the driver fled from officers.

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Source:https://mynbc15.com/news/local/driver-identified-in-wrong-way-crash-that-killed-5-on-i-10 and https://mynbc15.com/news/local/accident-with-vehicle-fire-i-10-wb-at-baldwin-beach-express-causing-diversion

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