Autauga Co. Man Arrested for Fatal Wreck


By CBS 8 News

An Autaugaville man is behind bars and another is dead after a wreck in Prattville.

Samuel Robertson is facing driving under the influence and manslaughter charges for the death of 21-year-old Christopher Byrd.

Police say Robertson's truck crossed into oncoming traffic on Selma Highway early Friday morning, causing a head on crash with Bryd's vehicle.

Robertson is being held on a $250,000 bond.


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John Harrington said on Monday, Jan 28 at 6:23 PM

I was told he left Blue Iguana drunk why was he allowed to leave like that ??? bad busniess

Angela Ross said on Monday, Jan 28 at 11:52 AM

I didnt know Officer Byrd, but I work with his dad. Great Guy!!! And I'm sure the apple doesnt fall far from the tree. David, your IP family is praying for you and your family. Know that we Love you and are in our prayers.....Angela

matarrese said on Saturday, Jan 26 at 11:01 AM

I went to the academy with byrd. in the months that we spent together, he was one of the best men I've ever thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Anonymous said on Saturday, Jan 26 at 8:27 AM

Thoughts & prayers for the Byrd family!

parker said on Saturday, Jan 26 at 1:08 AM

Byrd was one of my best officer's. My short time on the shift I learned to know him. One of the last memories of him was just last night as we were getting ready to leave, he came past the third gate with the biggest smile on his face singing a song from the Beetles. People dont realize that the decisions that they make in life has a big impact on others and their families. My prayers go out to Officer Byrd and his family. His ADOC brother's at Draper will miss him greatly.

blackmon said on Friday, Jan 25 at 11:11 PM

Officer Byrd was my coworker and a good guy loves to help people my prayers go out to his family

Anonymous said on Friday, Jan 25 at 5:38 PM

This is really sad. Kyle, as I know him, is a really good guy. He takes everything to heart and I know this is gonna devastate him. I hate this so bad for him.... But Chris also will never be coming back. It's sad to know they were friends. It's really a small world. If things do work out for Kyle, I know this will make him reconsider his life and where he was heading. That could have been him but he was lucky to receive another shot at life and Chris didn't. I hate this so bad for both families.

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