Hoover Police Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash
On February 9, 2024 at approximately 10:09 AM Hoover Police were notified of a traffic crash that occurred on I-459 South near mile marker 13, which is near the exit for U.S. Highway 31. Witnesses described three vehicles driving at a high rate of speed on I-459. One of the vehicles, a Nissan Sentra, left the roadway and struck a tree. It is believed to have been struck by one of the other vehicles, causing it to leave the roadway. One of the occupants inside the vehicle was pronounced deceased on the scene, and another occupant was transported by the Hoover Fire Department to a local hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries. Descriptions of all the involved vehicles were provided by 911 callers and disseminated to patrol officers in Hoover and adjacent agencies.
A short time later a Hoover Police officer observed the other two vehicles believed to be involved traveling on John Hawkins Pkwy near Hunter Street. The officer attempted to stop the vehicles, but both fled. One of the vehicles, a Jeep Cherokee, was involved in a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 31 and I-459. One individual was taken into custody at that location without incident. The other vehicle, a BMW M4, continued fleeing and was pursued by officers with several area agencies. That vehicle eventually stopped at a gas station on Morgan Road in Helena where one individual was taken into custody without incident. Both suspects taken into custody are being held in the Hoover City Jail pending further investigation. The case will be presented to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of formal charges.
The information contained in this document is preliminary and is the only information available for release at this time. Hoover Police traffic officers continue to investigate this case to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash. The identities of any suspects in the case will be released after formal charges are obtained, as well as the identity of the deceased individual after notification to the next-of-kin is made.
Lieutenant Daniel Lowe
Public Information Officer
205-739-6762 – Office