Thursday, October 13, 2016
ATMORE, Ala. – On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, shortly after 12:00 p.m. correctional officials at the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore reported seeing a vehicle pull up to the south perimeter fence. A man got out of the car and threw a package over the fence.
Investigators from the Alabama Department of Corrections pursued the vehicle along Alabama 21 and then onto Interstate 65 South. Investigators said the suspects exited the interstate and was struck by a second vehicle.
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported that at 12:40 p.m. the suspects’ vehicle, a 1999 Toyota Avalon, collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer on the off-ramp of Interstate 65 at the intersection of Alabama 59.
Thirty-six-year-old Clint Travis Hunley of Foley, AL, a passenger in the Toyota, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was identified as twenty-six year old Jody Lynn Mikel of Trafford, AL. Mikel was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the Trailblazer was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The package that was thrown by Hunley into Fountain Correctional contained 25 cell phones, cell phone chargers and 183 grams of synthetic marijuana.
Mikel was arrested for reckless murder and faces additional charges for prohibited activity on prison property, trafficking a controlled substance, and promoting prison contraband.
Alabama State Troopers are investigating the crash.