Cyclist killed on County Road 13 Sunday

Silverhill resident charged with manslaughter


48-year-old Daphne resident Amelia Hawkins was killed Sunday in a fatal crash along County Road 13.

At approximately 12:25 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, Alabama State Troopers responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving a bicycle on County 13 north of AL 104.

Jose Luis Alonso-De Leon, 36, of Silverhill, was traveling south on County 13 in a 2003 Dodge Ram pick-up when he attempted to pass another vehicle. Hawkins was traveling north on a bicycle along the northbound shoulder of County 13.

During the passing maneuver, Alonso-De Leon collided with Hawkins and continued to travel south without stopping; he was apprehended by Fairhope Police a short distance away at the Baldwin Square Shopping Center. A subsequent search of his vehicle yielded a firearm that had been reported stolen.

Alonso-De Leon has been charged with manslaughter, felony leaving the scene of an accident (with injury/death) and receiving stolen property.

He was placed in the Baldwin County Jail in Bay Minette.

ALEA will continue to investigate this fatal crash.