MEMPHIS, — A former Memphis, Tenn., police officer who was involved in a fatal crash that killed two Mississippi residents has been indicted.
The Commercial Appeal reports that the former officer, 24-year-old Alex Beard, is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the Aug. 26 crash that killed 54-year-old Delores Epps and 13-year-old Mackala Epps.
Beard was responding to a call in his marked police car on Aug. 26 when he struck the passenger side of a 1996 Mercury Mystique that was trying to turn left. He did not have his lights or sirens activated when the crash occurred.
The department fired him afterward for violating policies related to responding to calls and personal conduct.
The mother and daughter were visiting the area from Senatobia, Miss., for a relative’s 50th birthday party.