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2 drivers arrested in fatal race on Alabama interstate

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Two drivers were arrested on a manslaughter charge stemming from a race on an Alabama interstate that ended in a fatal crash.

Kevin Lamar King, 27, was booked into jail Monday, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said in a news release.The driver in the other vehicle, Keanjra Lashai Maddox, 22, was arrested by Birmingham police on Tuesday afternoon, AL.com reported.

Octavia Nicole Johnson, 20, who was a passenger in Maddox’s vehicle, wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle in the March 9 wreck, state troopers said. King crashed into the back of Maddox’s vehicle during the race, sending both cars down a ravine.

Johnson was pronounced dead at a hospital about an hour later, just a day before her 21st birthday, AL.comreported.

State troopers had asked anyone with information leading to Maddox’s arrest to contact the agency before she was booked into county jail on a $30,000 bond.

King bonded out of the Jefferson County Jail on Tuesday, news outlets reported. It’s unclear whether King or Maddox had attorneys who could speak for them.

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