Officials investigate fatal crash in Orange Beach


ALEA State Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that occurred overnight and involved two municipal police vehicles.

At approximately 11:16 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, two Orange Beach police units were engaged in a traffic stop on AL 182 (Perdido Beach Boulevard) east of Perdido Pass. The vehicle had stopped in the center turn lane.

Garrett Macguire Slaughter, 21, of Elberta, was traveling east in a 1995 GMC Sierra when he collided with one of the unoccupied patrol vehicles causing it to strike the other. Slaughter, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further information is available as troopers continue to investigate.