2 kids injured after Autauga County police chase suspect crashes

Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 12:43 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2022 at 6:03 PM CST
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AUTAUGAVILLE, Ala. (WSFA) - Autauga County Sheriff Joe Sedinger provided an update Thursday evening on two children who had to be flown to a hospital after a vehicle crashed during a pursuit with deputies earlier in the day.

Sedinger said one of the minors has been hospitalized while the other was treated for their injuries and released. The severity of the hospitalized victim’s injuries were not released.

The sheriff said deputies were pursuing a suspect, since identified as Justin Jefferson, when he crashed in downtown Autaugaville. The children were passengers in the vehicle, according to the sheriff.

Jefferson is being held at the Autauga County Jail on multiple charges including tickets from the Prattville Police Department, assault charges, and attempting to elude. Other charges are still pending.

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