Deatsville woman indicted on multiple charges after fatal construction zone crash

Updated: Sep. 14, 2017 at 11:40 AM CDT
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Scene of the March 16 crash. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
Scene of the March 16 crash. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA) - A 35-year-old Deatsville woman has been indicted by an Autauga County grand jury on charges of reckless murder, driving under the influence, and speeding following a March 16 crash that killed a construction worker.

Alabama State Troopers say Kelly Nicole Dingler was driving her Ford Explorer through a construction zone at the intersection of county roads 85 and 104, located about four miles outside Prattville, when she fatally struck a worker.

The victim, construction worker Larue Bandy, 55, died on the scene where a bridge was out of service due to construction.

Dingler was arrested a week after the crash following her released from the hospital. She was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance and manslaughter.

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