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Media Release 78

Arrest Made in Traffic Fatality

The Birmingham Police Department reports an arrest has been made in traffic fatality that occurred on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

The suspect has been identified as
Carmesia Flannigan, (22), female, of Birmingham, Alabama.

Investigators obtained multiple warrants with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Warrants were obtained 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). Flannigan will be transported and held in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail.

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Media Release 78-Arrest Made in Traffic Fatality


Traffic Accident Fatality

Birmingham Police Department accident reconstructionist are investigating a traffic collision that resulted in a fatality. The incident occurred on Sunday, March 21, 2021. According to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, the victim has been identified as:

Brandy Lee Moore Ballard, W/F, (52), of Birmingham, Alabama.

On Sunday, March 21, 2021, at approximately 6:05 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road on report of a traffic accident involving four vehicles. Officers arrived on the scene and observed the occupant of one of the vehicles unresponsive. Birmingham Fire and Rescue personnel pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.

It was determined the driver who was reportedly racing left the scene of the accident. The preliminary investigation suggests witnesses observed vehicles racing prior to the accident. It was determined one of the drivers who was reportedly racing left the scene of the accident. The person who was pronounced deceased was a passing motorist and not affiliated with racing when her vehicle was struck.

After further investigation an arrest was made. The suspect’s identity will remain confidential pending formal charges.

If there is anyone who has additional information pertaining to the case, please contact Crime Stoppers @ 205-254-7777.

**The information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department’s understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**