December 19, 2003
Cause of death: Vehicular
Last updated: almost 2 years ago
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.