Man dead after early morning Elmore County chase

Numerous law enforcement units seen in viewer-submitted video of an Elmore County incident.

ELMORE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man is dead following a domestic violence call that led to a vehicle chase and crash early Thursday morning.

According to Wetumpka Assistant Police Chief Ed Reeves, officers responded to a domestic violence call regarding an attempted child abduction around 1:30 a.m.

When officers arrived at the home on North Street, the suspect drove away in a Ford pickup truck, Reeves said.

The man, who has not been identified by name but is said to be the father of the toddler, then struck a Wetumpka police cruiser on Highway 14.

He continued fleeing into Millbrook, Reeves said, but as he passed Walmart, his truck left the road, went into a wooded area and struck a tree. The man died as a result of his injuries.

Viewer-submitted video shared with WSFA 12 News shows multiple law enforcement vehicles on the scene of the crash in Millbrook.

An investigation is ongoing.

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