Woman Arrested on Vehicular Homicide Indictment for August 31 Crash on I-24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The driver responsible for an August 31 three-vehicle fatal crash on I-24 East just prior to the I-440 junction that resulted in the death of an Alabama woman is now in the Metro Jail after being arrested today on a grand jury indictment charging her with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment and two counts of aggravated assault.
Moesha L. Pruitt, 23, was speeding in a Hyundai Sonata westbound on I-24 when she lost control, went across the center median and struck the driver’s side of an eastbound Chevrolet Cobalt. The driver of the Cobalt, Cecille Hopkins, 34, of Duncanville, Alabama, was critically injured and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on September 6. The occupants of a Chrysler minivan, also hit by the Sonata, were not hurt. Pruitt and her two passengers were taken to Vanderbilt with non-life-threatening injuries. She is believed to have been traveling in excess of 90 mph just prior to the collision.
Pruitt, who was arrested at her Imperial Boulevard residence, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.