815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              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.