Driver Faces Manslaughter in Foley Fatality

Driver Faces Manslaughter in Foley Fatality

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UPDATE 4/17/14 9:42AM:

Steven Little, the man accused of leading police on the chase that eventually killed an innocent driver, is charged with manslaughter, attempting to elude and numerous other charges. Baldwin county authorities say all of these charges will be presented to a grand jury and could be upgraded.

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Baldwin county authorities are investigating a fatal car accident that happened at Alabama State Highway 59 and Azalea Avenue in Foley on Wednesday afternoon.

Stephen Little of Foley is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase that resulted in the multi-car accident that killed another driver.

According to police, an undercover deputy sheriff observed a black Dodge truck driving extremely erratically. The deputy attempted to stop the driver of the truck, later identified as Little, who failed to yield to the deputy's emergency blue lights. After the deputy pulled alongside Little to inform him he was under arrest for reckless endangerment, Little continued to flee as additional deputies in marked units and K-9 officers took over the pursuit.

The chase came to an end when Little allegedly ran the red light at HWY 59 and Azalea Avenue, striking the innocent driver who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Despite his truck being overturned, police say Little continued to flee on foot before being apprehended.

A deputy was injured by the Sheriff's office K-9 during the process of apprehending Little. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the Foley Police Department had received phone calls related to dangerous driving by a black Dodge truck just prior to this incident.

The suspect in this case faces numerous charges including homicide related charges as a result of his actions. 

 
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