JASPER, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Walker County deputy Blake Hudson has been charged with manslaughter for an accident involving an ATV in August 2019.
Court records say Hudson was driving his patrol vehicle at excessive speeds and/or was driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol when he was in an accident with a 14-year-old on an ATV.
Hudson is being held on a $30,000 bond.
ORIGINAL: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a two-vehicle accident that happened Friday night in Jasper.
According to authorities, the accident happened at 10:51 p.m. on AL 69 S. at the intersection of Old Tuscaloosa Road. The accident involved a Walker County Sheriff’s Deputy and a 14-year-old who was driving an ATV.
The juvenile, identified as Austin Aaron, was seriously injured in the accident. He was transported to Children’s Hospital but later passed away.
The deputy was taken to Walker Baptist Medical Center for treatment.
The Jasper Police Department requested that Alabama State Troopers respond and investigate the accident.
The Walker County Sheriff released the following statement via Facebook.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.