MPD Sergeant dies in early morning car wreck

Mobile Police Sgt. Jeremy Franks died in an early morning crash.

Mobile Police Sergeant Jeremy Franks died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle auto accident in the early hours of Thursday morning on Tanner-Williams. Franks, a 19-year veteran of the MPD, was off-duty at the time.

“When he walks in the room, he lights up the room. His attitude was always positive. He was always upbeat. He brought joy to everybody he came in contact with,” said MPD Chief Lawrence Battiste.

State troopers say MPD is handling the investigation, which is still underway.