Selma Train Collision Results in Murder Charge

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - A Selma man who survived a fiery train collision is now facing murder charges for the death of his passenger.

30-year-old Jackob Randall Wright was charged with reckless murder and was released on $20,000 bond Wednesday.

Police said 26-year-old Felecia Gill of Jones died at the scene of the August 3rd crash. Wright laid in a coma at UAB Hospital, with both legs broken and internal injuries. He is still recovering.

Authorities said the crash occurred just before 1 a.m. and his vehicle apparently never slowed before hitting the 19th car of the train.

Selma Police Lt. David Evans said authorities met the next day with representatives from M&B Railroad, who reported the lighted signal was flashing at the time of the accident. There is no gate at the railroad crossing.

Evans said the case will be sent to a grand jury for consideration.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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