Man faces murder charge in Phenix City wreck


UPDATE: 10/01/2019

PHENIX CITY, Ala (WRBL)- Phenix City police say one man faces a murder charge following a crash that left a motorcyclist dead on Sunday night.

Captain Darryl Williams says 47-year-old Michael Jackson died as a result of a crash between his 2015 Harley Davidson FLTRXS and a 2011 Hyundai Sonata.  The accident occurred on U.S. 431 South and Knowles Road Sunday night just before 11 p.m.

Williams says witnesses on-scene reported to police seeing the driver of the Hyundai Sonata running away on foot from the accident scene.

Williams says 34-year-old Gary Nathaniel Thomas turned himself into police last night, accompanied by his attorney. According to Phenix City Police, Thomas faces a murder charge, along with a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.  Police add other charges could be forthcoming.

Gary Nathaniel Thomas / Source: Phenix City Police Department


Phenix City investigators ask anyone with information on the case call them at (334) 448-2840 or (334) 448 -2822.

PHENIX CITY, Ala (WRBL)- Police say one person is dead after a crash in Phenix City last night.

Lieutenant Skip Lasseter confirms the deadly crash happened at U.S. Highway 431 and Martin Luther King Parkway just after midnight.

A truck and motorcycle were involved.

Police have not released other details at this time. The investigation continues.

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