Questions remain following deadly crash in Baldwin County

Baldwin County

UPDATE 6:24 AM

An official with ALEA said they are still working to positively ID all the people involved in Monday’s crash.  A spokesman said the coroner indicated it may be a couple of days.  After that, they still need to notify the next of kin for each person who died.  

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey “Hoss” Mack sent a message to News 5 saying all crash updates would come from ALEA and they are working on their own internal investigation.  

ORIGINAL STORY

Baldwin County, Ala. (WKRG) — Officials are expected to release more information Tuesday following a law enforcement chase and crash that ended with several people dead.  Four people died and one was seriously hurt after what started as a traffic stop spiraled out of control on I-10.  

There’s still a lot we don’t know about this incident.  We hope either the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office or Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will fill in some of the gaps today.

Baldwin County’s Sheriff says before 2 pm Monday, deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle on I-10.  

The chase started on eastbound I-10 near the Loxley exit, got off at the Wilcox exit and turned around westbound. The sheriff’s office says after over a mile, the vehicle made a U-turn and started to head in the opposite direction on the westbound lanes, hitting a vehicle head-on. 

The sheriff’s office says the suspect’s car rolled over the guard rail and caught fire. 

The sheriff’s office says both vehicles had out of state license plates. 

What we’re still waiting on this morning is an update on the condition of the survivor and the identities of the people involved, where they’re from and why the suspect’s vehicle was speeding away from deputies in the first place.  

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