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Birmingham Man Charged with Manslaughter After Motorcycle Crash

by nil | August 26th, 2011

August 26, 2011

A Birmingham, Alabama, man has been charged with manslaughter and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail last week after causing a fatal car and motorcycle collision in March 2011, reports The Birmingham News.

The man is now being held on $15,000 bond.

The fatal car accident occurred at 10:41 p.m. on Friday, March 25, in the 600 block of Bankhead Highway. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates has said that the 32-year-old victim—a man from Birmingham—was traveling down Bankhead on his motorcycle when a car turned in front of him. The motorcycle then slammed into the passenger door of the car.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later, police found that the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The victim, who worked as a security officer, was survived by his wife, two sons, and his parents and a brother. A memorial fund has been set up for his children at Regions bank.

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