Man indicted on manslaughter charge

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 13, 2018

A local man has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter in the 2016 death of a woman prosecutors say was a passenger in the vehicle he crashed while under the influence.

Ravean Keyierra Brundidge, 26, was killed  at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 8, 2016, in when she the vehicle she was in left the roadway on County Road 5534.

District Attorney Tom Anderson said that Carl Burney was allegedly driving the vehicle while under the influence, causing the fatal crash.

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“We believe he left the scene and returned, but claimed he was not the driver,” Anderson said. “So we had to get evidence that he was the driver.”

Anderson said it is estimated that the vehicle was travelling at 90 mph when it left the roadway, causing the car to flip and for Brundidge to be ejected from the vehicle.

Manslaughter is defined under Alabama law as the reckless causation of another person’s death. It is a Class B Felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.