Man charged with leaving the scene following multi-vehicle wreck on Beltline Road

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DECATUR, Ala. - A Decatur man now faces charges related to the multi-car collision that caused delays on Beltline Road Tuesday.

Steve Shackelford is charged with felony leaving the scene, driving on revoked license, driving with expired tag, and no proof of insurance. . He is being held on a $3400 bond.

Steve Shackelford (photo: Decatur Police)

First responders were dispatched to the intersection of Old Moulton Road and the Beltline after ten cars were involved in a wreck, at least two vehicles were on fire and people were trapped inside.

Police say investigators have determined Shackelford, 29,  was speeding northbound on the Beltline and didn't stop at the intersection, but slammed into a pickup truck sitting at the light, causing a chain collision.

Police say 44-year-old Larry Stafford Byrd was flown to UAB in critical condition. Originally, they thought Shackelford was transported to the hospital as well but investigators determined he actually fled on foot. Police arrested him at his residence on Vine Street.

The investigation is ongoing.