Plea Agreement Reached in Fatal Alabama Car Accident
February 26th, 2013|
Feb. 26, 2013
A plea agreement has been reached with a man accused of causing an Alabama Car Accident that left one woman dead and seriously injured several other motorists. According to an article from Al.com, the Chickasaw, Alabama, man had murder charges reduced to a single count of manslaughter and assault in exchange for a guilty plea.
Court documents show that on the evening of Nov. 28, 2010, the man pulled out of the parking lot of a sports club in Mount Vernon and began driving down Old Highway 43. The man’s vehicle then crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided nearly head-on with another vehicle, killing its driver. The man’s car then struck a parked vehicle, injuring an occupant in each of the vehicles involved.
The man responsible for causing the accident had a blood sample taken at the hospital to determine if he was under the influence at the time of the crash. However, twelve hours passed between the accident and the drawing of the blood sample. The test came back negative.
A sentencing date was set for later this month and the man is expected to face between 2 and 20 years in prison for his crimes.
The Alabama Injury Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are hopeful the agreement reached in the case will help bring a sense of closure to the friends, families, and victims touched by this horrific event.