HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
815 Wheeler Ave.
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Henry Reyes Wendell Johnson
Chief of Police Public Affairs Administrator
West Precinct South Precinct
(256) 427-7157 (256) 746-4111 (256) 427-5461 (256) 213-4503
Huntsville Police Investigate Cityís 17th Traffic Fatality for 2007
Huntsville, Alabama (October 15, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Departmentís Major Crimes Unit are looking into the traffic death of 41-year-old Rodney Allen Ford, of 417 South Edgemont Circle. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said at 12:48 Monday morning, Officers were called to a harassment incident at Glen Park Apartments on Elizabeth Street. A responding Officer attempted to pull over the driver of the 1991 Lincoln Town Car that was believed to be related to the call.
Johnson said the driver fled and attempted to elude the pursuing Officer traveling east-bound on Mastin Lake Road. Rodney Ford lost control of his vehicle in the area of Murray Road and was ejected from his vehicle as it overturned. He was transported to Huntsville Hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.