LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WDHN)—As WDHN first reported Tuesday night, an Enterprise woman has been charged with “vehicular homicide” from a Coffee County Grand Jury indictment stemming from an incident more than a year and a half ago.
WDHN found that the fatal, two-vehicle wreck outside of Level Plains on January 2021 which claimed a life of a passenger was the “latest” tragedy there.
Coffee County Road 709 and U.S. Highway 84 just outside of Level Plains have a long history of human carnage.
At Coffee County Road 709 and U.S. Highway 84, just outside of Level Plains. The site has been the scene of horrific accidents over the years.
Multiple wrecks claimed lives and sent others to the hospital with serious injuries.
On Tuesday night, Majalisa Hardwick of Enterprise was arrested for vehicular homicide. In January 2021 she was the driver when her car collided with a pick-up truck. It resulted in the death of her passenger, Cazavion Wilder, who was also from Enterprise.
A Coffee County Grand Jury handed down the indictment.
Level Plains Mayor, Ronnie Thompson, is upset. Two years ago, the state DOT told him they would place a turn lane at the intersection to “cut down” on the wrecks.
Thompson says “It is very frustrating, very frustrating that people see our police sitting there and thinking we’re just setting up a speed trap. But, that’s not what we’re doing. We’re trying to protect people because they will not stop at that stop sign, they’ll just run right through it.”
Mike Gurspan says “Mayor Thompson says it’s frustrating that the state has not placed a turn lane here at the intersection of 84 and 709.”
Level Plains Police Chief, John “Boy” Summers, says “it’s just a situation where we have to do something better to stop the accidents going on, going on two years and we’re just trying to find a solution to limit or completely eliminate these wrecks”
Two years ago, mayor Thompson says state DOT officials told him they would put in the turn-lane on U.S. Highway 84 after they completed a bridge in western Alabama. But, the mayor is still waiting.