Bay Minette Police Chief Mike Rowland identified the suspect as Dewayne Lavon Brown of Bay Minette. Brown was taken to the Baldwin County Corrections Center and was released early today on bail totaling $10,000.
Brown was charged with 2 counts of leaving the scene of an accident with injury, according to jail records.
A 23-month-old was airlifted to University of South Alabama Medical Center with injuries that Rowland said “don’t appear to be life threatening.” An 18-month-old was treated at the scene, he said. The children were not identified.
The incident took place about 7:30 p.m. on Moran Street. Rowland said that the mothers were pushing the strollers across Moran Street when a car turned the corner at a high rate of speed and struck the children.
The driver of the car then left the scene. Rowland said that Brown was identified through tips that came in to police shortly after the incident took place.
The car was found abandoned about an hour later at a trailer park not far from the crash scene.
Rowland said that, once police were able to identify Brown as he driver, they contacted him by phone and convinced him to come in. He surrendered about 11 p.m. and was released on bail this morning, according to jail records.