Man arrested for killing 5-year-old in east Birmingham hit-and-run


(Birmingham Police Department)

The Latest on a fatal hit-and-run accident that left one child dead in east Birmingham


The Birmingham Police Department has arrested a man accused of a hit-and-run that killed a 5-year-old Wednesday.

According to BPD, Dustin Cody Martin, 28, hit a vehicle at the intersection of Parkway East and Springville Road and ultimately killed 5-year-old Kameryrnn Elise Young.

Martin has been charged with reckless murder and first-degree assault. He has been placed in the Birmingham City Jail and will be transferred to the Jefferson County Jail and will be held on a $450,000 bond.

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Birmingham, Ala. (WIAT) — Birmingham Police report they have found the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run accident Wednesday morning.

At 3:45 p.m., Fultondale police found the suspect vehicle involved in the incident at Parkway East and Springville Road. There are no suspects in custody at this time.

The suspect involved is still at large at this time.

This investigation is ongoing.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Police officers are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Wednesday afternoon.

Around 10:15 a.m., Birmingham police noticed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed. Police attempted to make a traffic stop, however the suspect failed to yield to police sirens and lights.

The suspect driving a white dually-styled truck exited Interstate 59 onto Roebuck Parkway and continued to speed, police report.

Birmingham Police completely lost sight of the vehicle and shortly after came upon a traffic accident at the intersection of Parkway East and Springville Road. Once on the scene, police immediately rendered aid to the vehicle carrying two adults and two children.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries and a child was fatally injured during the accident.

The traffic accident is still under investigation and is classified as a hit-and-run investigation.

At this time, the suspect’s vehicle is described as a white dually-style truck with heavy front-end damage. Please call Crimestoppers (205) 254-7777 or Investigative Bureau (205) 254-1764 if you see the suspect vehicle, Birmingham Police say.


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