Murder charge filed after fatal Montgomery crash

Murder charge filed after fatal Montgomery crash
Viewer photo from the crash. (Source: Jennifer Brookshire)
Viewer photo from the crash. (Source: Jennifer Brookshire)
Viewer photo from the crash. (Source: Jennifer Brookshire)
Viewer photo from the crash. (Source: Jennifer Brookshire)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Montgomery Police Department has charged a Montgomery man with murder and first-degree assault in connection with an early-morning crash that claimed the life of one person and caused life-threatening injuries for another.

MPD investigators say Stanley Wilson, 28, the driver of one of the vehicles, was arrested at the scene and transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility. He's being held under bonds totaling $80,000.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on Fairview Avenue at Norman Bridge Road.

An investigation by MPD officers indicates Wilson was driving a Chevrolet Caprice that was fleeing from an Alabama State Trooper who had attempted to stop the vehicle for speeding.

The Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on Fairview Avenue when it ran a red light at Norman Bridge and struck a Ford Focus that was southbound on Norman Bridge.

The passenger of the Ford, whose identity is currently unknown, died on the scene. The driver of the Ford has life-threatening injuries.

Wilson, who was the only person in the Chevrolet, suffered minor injuries.

Wilson had prior traffic violations on his record including, reckless driving, lane changing without a proper signal and running a red light.

Other violations included a failure to signal, no driver's license, and a failure to display insurance.

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