What began as a domestic dispute has resulted in a manslaughter charge for one Daphne man after he struck several cars while attempting to flee from police. Unfortunately, the result of the botched escape was an accident that caused one death and several injuries on Highway 90.The Daphne Police Department arrested Christopher Corey Cain after the incident came to a halt yesterday afternoon. He is currently being held at the Baldwin County Jail, where he’s charged with manslaughter.
According to authorities, the trouble started after Cain got into a domestic argument in the parking lot of the Jubilee Mall with an unidentified female victim. During argument, the female victim went to Daphne’s north precinct, which is located in the mall.
“When Cain realized the female contacted the police, he fled the parking lot through the exit close to Home Depot,” a press release reads. “Cain turned to travel West on U.S. Hwy 90. While traveling West on U.S. Hwy 90, Cain accelerated to a high rate of speed and was attempting to flee the area. No one was pursuing Cain.”
Authorities say as Cain approached a red light at the intersection of Jubilee Parkway, he struck a vehicle occupied by Frances McDowell Scott, who later died from the injuries she sustained.Cain’s vehicle struck other vehicles, which in turn caused a six car collision. Authorities say at least five others were injured during the collision.
There is evidence that Cain was under the influence of alcohol and possibly other drugs at the time of the collision. Cain was arrested at USA Medical Center Hospital the same day.
The Daphne Police have requested a bond hearing to possibly upgrade the current charge and are expected to add additional charges as the case moves forward.