Alabama troopers search for driver who fled into the woods

Published 8:32 am Friday, July 7, 2023

Alabama state troopers were searching for a driver early Friday who wouldn’t stop and let them on a chase before fleeing into the woods.

At approximately 7:13 a.m. troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division attempted to stop a silver Kia Sorento for a traffic violation on Interstate 65 near Exit 186.

The driver of the Sorento exited the Interstate onto U.S. 31 and subsequently a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit ended when the Sorento left the roadway and crashed shortly after passing through the intersection of Alabama 143 and Alabama 14 in Elmore County. The driver fled into the woods and currently a manhunt is underway.

The Wetumpka Police Department along with the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the pursuit and are currently assisting in the search. ALEA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.