Second person arrested after woman was killed during racing incident in Fairfield

Second person arrested after woman was killed during racing incident in Fairfield
Keanjra Lashai Maddox is charged with reckless manslaughter. (Source: Jefferson Co. Jail)

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WBRC) - Authorities have arrested a second person following an accident in Fairfield that killed a woman.

ALEA investigators say 20-year-old Octavia Nicole Johnson was killed Monday, March 9 in the crash.

Johnson was a passenger in a 2017 Chevy Camaro driven by 22-year-old Keanjra Lashai Maddox. She was arrested Tuesday night and charged with reckless manslaughter.

27-year-old Kevin Lamar King was driving the other car, a 1998 Chevy Camaro. He was arrested Monday and charged with manslaughter.

Kevin Lamar King charged with manslaughter
Kevin Lamar King charged with manslaughter (Source: Jefferson County Jail)

Investigators say Maddox and King were racing along I-59 South, near mile marker 119, when King’s car hit Maddox’s car from behind as both drivers approached a curve.

The two cars left the road and went down a ravine. Johnson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the car.

She died at UAB hospital.

Both Maddox and King were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment.

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