Two cars were involved in the crash. Authorities say the driver of the car that caused the crash fled the scene on foot. Source: WBRC video
KiAnthony Davis (left) escorted by an officer. Source: WBRC video
Source: WBRC video
Investigators are on the scene of a deadly wreck at 15th Street and McFarland Blvd. in Tuscaloosa. Source: FOX6 photographer Greg Long
The Tuscaloosa Police Department and Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit are investigating the wreck. Source: Terri Brewer/WBRC
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
A man charged with murder in a deadly New Year's Day wreck turned himself in to Tuscaloosa authorities this afternoon.
KiAnthony Davis, 22, turned himself in at approximately 2:15 p.m., Sgt. Dale Philips with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit said. His family brought him to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, where he is currently being questioned.
Authorities believe Davis was the driver involved in a two-vehicle crash at 15th Street and McFarland Boulevard that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Officials say it appears that alcohol was a factor in the wreck, which happened around 3:10 a.m.
"The vehicle traveling westbound on 15th street was traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed, ran the red light and hit the vehicle traveling southbound," Phillips said.
Witnesses told investigators Davis was there when police arrived just after 3 a.m. Davis apparently fled from the scene of the wreck on foot.
"The police got on the scene and it was very confusing, there were people injured and the first officer on the scene knew he was there and he chose to leave," Phillips said.
Two females, 20-year-old Shakevia Washington and 45-year-old Evelyn Page, died in the collision. They were traveling in the same car. Police say the victims were related, but were not mother and daughter.
Another person, a 22-year-old male, was seriously injured. He is being treated at the ER at DCH in Tuscaloosa, according to Sgt. Phillips.
Three people riding in Davis' vehicle were treated for their injuries and have been released from the hospital.
The entire intersection was closed to traffic for several hours but it reopened around 7:30 a.m.