BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A 22-year-old woman, who faces Murder and other charges after a deadly wreck in what officers say involved street racing, was rearrested in Clayton County, Georgia after her bond was revoked a few weeks ago.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said U.S. Marshals took Carmesia Flannigan, of Birmingham, into custody Wednesday morning. She is awaiting extradition back to Jefferson County.
Flannigan was arrested in March for Murder ($150,000 bond), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance ($15,000 bond) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury ($10,000 bond).
She made bond, but according to the Jefferson County District attorney, her bond was revoked.
Officers said 52-year-old Brandy Lee Moore Ballard was just a passing driver and was not part of the street racing when she was hit.
Officers said the deadly crash happened Sunday, March 21 around 6:05 a.m. in the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road.
Officers were called on a report of a traffic accident involving four vehicles.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced Ballard dead. The Jefferson County coroner said the car struck Ballard head on after crossing into her lane.
The preliminary investigation suggests witnesses observed vehicles racing prior to the accident.
After further investigation an arrest was made.
A Birmingham Police spokesman said, “The Birmingham Police Department has taken a proactive approach to combat organized street racing and isolated street racing such as this incident. With a growing concern of street racing, additional resources have been utilized over the course of recent months to aid in covert operations conducted weekly. The Birmingham Police Department has written 490 citations, made 4 arrests, recovered 4 firearms and a stolen vehicle during street racing operations. Although we have seen a decline in street racing, one fatality is one too many. The Birmingham Police Department will continue efforts to prevent tragedies such as this. We encourage the community to contact authorities if racing or reckless behaviors are observed from motorists. Our heartfelt condolences are with the victim’s family.”