Police identify person killed in wreck on Sparkman Drive and Holmes Avenue

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A fatal wreck is under investigation in Huntsville.

Antonio Fearn (Courtesy: Madison County Sheriff’s Office)

Huntsville Police say paramedics rushed Michael Redding to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Huntsville Police say Antonio Fearn Jr. didn’t stop during  a traffic stop by a UAH police officer. That officer had received reports that a vehicle similar to Fearn’s had possibly been involved in recent breaking and entering crimes on campus.

Authorities say that Fearn crossed the median at Holmes Ave. and Ben Graves Dr. into oncoming traffic in an attempt to elude police. Investigators say Fearn lost control of his vehicle and hit Redding, who was riding a motorcycle and stopped at the traffic light at the intersection of Holmes and Sparkman.

The crash caused the motorcycle to hit another vehicle that was also stopped at the light. Paramedics took that driver to the hospital for back pain.

Police say that after the crash, Fearn continued to drive for several hundred feet before abandoning the vehicle and running away. Police quickly located Fearn and took him into custody.

Police charged Fearn with manslaughter with no bond listed.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s campus police handed the investigation over to the city, according to HPD.

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