Charges could be added after man’s death in Colbert County DUI wreck

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - A Hillsboro man charged with driving under the influence could be facing additional charges after a man died from injuries sustained during a wreck in February.

The wreck happened during a police pursuit following a hit and run along Alabama 20 in Colbert County.

On February 20th, State Troopers said an intoxicated driver struck the patrol unit of an Alabama Conservation officer on Highway 20. The game and fish officer chased the vehicle driven by 36-year-old Robin Glenn Fike.

"As he was attempting to elude the officer, he approached the intersection of Alabama 20 and U.S. 43 west bound on 20 and he struck the rear of the victim's vehicle. The victim was a passenger," said Senior Trooper Johnathan Appling with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Two weeks after the collision, 72-year-old Thomas Cicero Ellenburg died from injuries he suffered as a passenger in the stopped car.

Fike was arrested at the scene and charged with driving under the influence.

Robin Glenn Fike (Photo: Colbert County Jail)

Robin Glenn Fike (Photo: Colbert County Jail)

Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials said they will complete their investigation of the collision within 45 days.

"The findings of the Alabama State Troopers will be forwarded to the district attorney in the county and it will be presented to him," Appling explained.

Colbert County prosecutors will likely present the case to a grand jury for a possible indictment.  State Troopers have already filed numerous charges against Robin Glenn Fike in traffic court. In addition to DUI, some of those charges include reckless driving and failure to yield right of way.