815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
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Huntsville Man Charged In City’s 41st Traffic Fatality


December 2, 2005 (Huntsville, Alabama) Eric Leamon of Huntsville has been charged with Manslaughter and Assault in the 1st Degree as a result of a traffic accident Thursday evening. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said the 26-year-old was traveling too fast, had been drinking, and misjudged the stopping distance, when he lost control of the 1998 Buick he was driving. The car crashed into a utility pole near the intersection of Stringfield Road and Blue Spring Road. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash. One passenger, 73-year-old Sam Clemons was killed (manslaughter). Another passenger, 5-year-old Marion White was injured (assault). White was transported to Huntsville Hospital East.


Johnson said other occupants in the vehicle, 29-year-old Marion Mantrell White, 25-year-old Jennifer Ramirez and 26-year-old Eric Leaman were transported to Huntsville Hospital.