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Family killed after collision with robbery suspects

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Fox6 News Reporter Clare Huddleston has found out that a family of three killed last night is from Hanceville. Their names have not been released by authorities.

Two alleged robbery suspects hit the family's car with their SUV at the intersection of Minor Parkway and Birmingport Road.

According to preliminary reports and eyewitness statements, Dora police were pursuing two robbery suspects in west Jefferson County.

Dora officers alerted other law enforcement agencies as the chase progressed, and at one point a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy spotted the white SUV allegedly driven by the suspects.

The deputy was traveling in the opposite direction and when he attempted to turn around and pursue the suspects, he ran into a ditch. He has been transported to the hospital but is expected to be fine.

Witnesses say that as the suspects approached the intersection of Minor Parkway and Birmingport Road, they hit another car. They say the car was knocked from the light at the intersection into the median. 

Witnesses say after the wreck, the suspects exited their vehicle and fled. Several people say they ran to the car to give aid to the occupants and also called 9-1-1. Witnesses say there was a man, a woman and a small child inside the car. A couple on the scene says by the time paramedics arrived, the car's occupants were dead.

Accident reconstruction team officers say that a gun was recovered at the scene of the accident. They add that the Gulf Coast Regional Task Force is following up on several leads on the suspects. An arrest could come as early as later today.

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