MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- The man who police say was driving the Corvette that slammed into a Chunchula man who was mowing his lawn, killing him instantly, is in Mobile County Metro Jail on a murder charge.

Chunchula man cutting his grass when car strikes him, killing him instantly

Investigators said Calvin Dale Brewer was behind the wheel of a 1978 Corvette on Sunday when he lost control of the car and struck and killed Heath Byrd. Byrd was on his lawnmower cutting grass in front of his home on Lott Road when he was hit by Brewer's Corvette.

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According to court documents, Brewer was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Brewer's son was in the car with him when he wrecked and ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over, a firefighter told FOX10 News. Investigators have not released details about the son's condition.

Chunchula man killed when car loses control, runs off road and hits his lawnmower

Brewer was released from the hospital Tuesday night and taken to jail.


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