26-Year-Old Charged in 2019 Traffic Death of Pregnant Woman
A Tuscaloosa man was charged with two counts of manslaughter this week following a December 2019 traffic accident that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child.
A spokesperson for Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Troopers told the Tuscaloosa Thread that Roger Stephen Crain, 26, was driving eastbound on US Highway 82 between Shelly Hughes Road and Jackson Johnson Road on the morning of December 22, 2019 when his Hyundai Elantra left the road and struck a tree.
The collision killed 27-year-old Savana AnnMarie Sanders, who was riding in Crain's front seat at the time of the accident, and her unborn child.
Sanders was a Tuscaloosa native living in Gordo and worked as a school nurse at Reform Elementary School. She also cared for patients at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport.
State Troopers investigated the wreck as a traffic homicide and forwarded details to a Tuscaloosa County grand jury, who indicted Crain in late September on two counts of manslaughter and one count of reckless driving.
A warrant was issued last week and Crain was arrested Monday. He was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail and has since been released on a $30,000 bond.