A former Alabama high school championship softball player was killed in 2012 by a woman suspected of driving while impaired in a drug-related traffic accident on Highway 53. The trial of the woman accused of killing the 24-year-old college student is currently underway.
The defendant is charged with murder in the case. The indictment indicates she was under the influence of multiple drugs when the crash happened. The auto accident happened near Harvest Road on Highway 53 on Dec. 29, 2012, when the defendant's southbound vehicle reportedly crossed into the northbound lanes and struck the victim's car, killing her. The defendant suffered non-life-threatening injuries.