Louie Melton (1964)



12/19/2003: Family and friends were baffled as to why Charles McDonald fled from an attempted local traffic stop for an obscured license plate. Police chased him down a county road at more than 100 MPH in a straightaway. He lost control on a curve, and crashed. He died in the subsequent fire with his wife Jo Ann McDonald, his stepdaughter Lula Bates, and friend Louie Melton. The family was awarded a $228K for the death of the 9-year-old. http://www.wlox.com/story/1573467/family-friends-in-shock-of-fatal-police-pursuit

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