Illegal immigrant being held behind bars in Walker County, charged in fatal crash

Scales of justice and jail

WALKER COUNTY ,Ala. (WIAT) — An illegal immigrant is being held behind bars on Friday night after he was involved in a fatal crash.

The 17-year-old is already being charged as an adult, and the District Attorney’s office says his charges may be upgraded to manslaughter.

Manuel Gutierrez was arrested on Tuesday and charged with assault and fleeing the scene of a crime.

Two motorcyclists crashed into Gutierrez as he pulled into oncoming traffic on Highway 118 after leaving Arrow Road.

The Walker County District Attorney’s Office says his charges could be upgraded to manslaughter or vehicular homicide, depending on the results of the autopsy.

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