The driver of the car was a juvenile Hispanic male, who Jasper police confirmed is in the United States illegally. Three motorcycles were traveling together on Highway 118 when the young man drove his vehicle into the roadway from Arrow Road. Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe said two of the motorcycles hit the vehicle.
A male driver of one of the motorcycles was airlifted to UAB Hospital. Rowe said his last known condition was critical. Two passengers on the second motorcycle were also taken to UAB and treated for injuries sustained in the crash.
Rowe said the juvenile’s vehicle was inoperable after the accident, but he walked away from the wreckage and stood nearby in a crowd of people. Officers identified him as a person in the crash, because he had glass in his face. The young man did not speak English and an interpreter was brought to the scene.
Sgt. Joseph Homan said the juvenile was detained for a short time and given several traffic citations. Homan added the young man could face more charges.