Agencies: Memphis Police Department Tennessee
Last updated: about 2 months ago
The former officer, 24-year-old Alex Beard, is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the Aug. 26 crash that killed 54-year-old Delores Epps and her daughter, 13-year-old Mackala Epps.
Beard was responding to a call in his marked police car on Aug. 26 when he struck the passenger side of a 1996 Mercury Mystique that was trying to turn left. He did not have his lights or sirens activated when the crash occurred.
Media reports said Beard was driving about 94 miles per hour.
The department fired him afterward for violating policies related to responding to calls and personal conduct.
The mother and daughter were visiting the area from Senatobia, Miss., for a relative's 50th birthday party.
February 2013 Officer fired