Hot Pursuit in Etowah County
An attempted traffic stop by an Etowah County deputy led to the pursuit of 2 motorcycles last night. One of the motorcycles crashed into another vehicle and 2 individuals on the bike, a male and female, were both ejected and injured during the crash. According to Sheriff Todd Entrekin, the male was flown from the scene of the incident to a Birmingham hospital where he later died. The female driver was transported to a local hospital. Authorities say she is wanted for warrants in St. Claire County and charges are pending in Etowah County. One individual on the second motorcycle continued to escape after the first bike wrecked. The male driver was later stopped and apprehended by Attalla police. He is wanted for warrants in Marshall County.