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.
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.