Tuscaloosa Man Indicted on Manslaughter Charge for Deadly August DUI
A Tuscaloosa man has been indicted on a manslaughter charge and for three traffic violations in connection to a deadly DUI wreck that took place last August.
As previously reported by the Tuscaloosa Thread, 25-year-old Thomas Keith Turner was intoxicated while driving along Bear Creek Road in Tuscaloosa on August 17th when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle.
Turner was driving a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and struck a 2012 Honda Civic being driven by 26-year-old Tyler Kamilia Ball, a 26-year-old Duncanville woman.
Ball was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and Turner was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Turner was not charged criminally at the time of the accident, but the facts of the case were presented to a secret grand jury in April 2022, who elected to indict Turner on one count of manslaughter. The grand jury also issued indictments for three traffic citations including speeding, improper lane usage and driving while under the influence.
The manslaughter charge is a Class B felony in Alabama. The others are all traffic misdemeanors.
Court records indicate Turner was arrested this Thursday after the indictments were handed down. His bond was fixed at $20,000, and Turner has since been released from the Tuscaloosa County Jail on bail.
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