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Wetumpka officer indicted on manslaughter charge in on-duty crash

Wetumpka Police Officer Andrew Bass has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. (Source: Elmore County Sheriff's Office) Wetumpka Police Officer Andrew Bass has been indicted on a manslaughter charge. (Source: Elmore County Sheriff's Office)
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

Wetumpka Police Officer Andrew Bass has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in an on-duty crash that killed a woman last year.

The Elmore County Sheriff’s Office confirms Bass turned himself in on Wednesday, where he was served an arrest warrant for manslaughter. 

Bass was indicted by an Elmore County grand jury, which convened last week. He was not charged prior to the indictment. 

The Class B felony indictment stems from a fatal crash on Oct. 22 that claimed the life of Elaine Merritt, 52, when Bass' 2010 Dodge Charger collided with Merritt's 2016 Honda Pilot at the intersection of Cambridge Drove and U.S. Highway 231. 

Bass was reportedly responding to an emergency call, traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour, but was not running lights and sirens on his police cruiser.

Bass’ court documents have not been published in the state court system. There's no word on a date for his arraignment. His bond was set at $35,000.

WSFA 12 News reached out to Wetumpka Police Chief Danny Billingsley to determine whether Bass’ employment status.  Billingsley has not returned our calls.

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