Man Held on $1-Million Bond after Accident

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - A 19-year-old Leeds man was being held on $1 million bond after authorities say he ran a stop sign,
causing a wreck that killed three people.

Authorities say Manley Ray Williams faces three counts of
reckless murder and one count of first-degree assault.

The accident killed 32-year-old Jessica Wyatt Fields of Sylacauga and her sons, 9-year-old Tony Ray Fields and 7-year-old John Clay Fields.

Fields' 12-year-old daughter, Angelia Fields, was flown to
Children's Hospital in serious condition.

The crash took place Friday night on U.S. 280 near Westover.

Troopers say Williams failed to stop at a stop sign and his Ford
Mustang collided with Fields' van.

Troopers say alcohol and excessive speed were contributing factors.

Williams was being held in the Shelby County jail.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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