Police say driver involved in fatal crash claimed to be his brother

Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 12:59pm
Staff reports
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Brian McAlister

Metro police are now searching for the driver they believe caused the fatal wreck on Myatt Drive Wednesday morning, alleging he also falsely identified himself to police as his brother.

Brian Edward McAlister, 30, is expected to face charges of identity theft, driving on a revoked license and filing a false police report.

According to police, McAlister, of Greenbrier, may have fallen asleep and was on the wrong side of the road when the vehicle he was driving crashed head-on into the vehicle driven by 64-year-old Glenn E. Davis, 64, of Hendersonville. Davis later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Davis’ wife Barbara Davis, 62, was also injured in the wreck and listed in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

Later on Wednesday, police determined that McAlister allegedly identified himself to officers at the scene as his brother. Police continued to search for McAlister.

2 Comments on this post:

By: Skeptic2012 on 3/15/12 at 1:21

Did the police not draw blood from this guy? I mean seriously, the guy KILLS someone in a motor vehicle accident and it was clearly his fault-you would think they'de get a blood sample to see if anything was in his system. Of course the police around here don't seem to care if people drive carelessly, on the phone, crossing the center lane, etc. only if you're speeding. (big rigs being exempt).

By: cjbwhite1 on 3/15/12 at 2:37

Okay, I'm confused. This guy didn't have a drivers license, the police just asked his name, he gave them his brother's name and they just let him go? I would think in any accident, especially one involving a fatality, that one would be taken to jail for driving without a license. On the other hand, he's being charged with driving on a revoked license? Was it his brother's license and they look just alike? Guess we'll have to wait for the follow-up story on this one. I also agree with Skeptic2012 - why wasn't a blood/alcohol test done?