Suspect in ALDOT worker's death indicted

Suspect in ALDOT worker's death indicted
James Overstreet

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A man charged with murder in a crash that killed an ALDOT employee has been indicted on three counts.

According to court documents, James Overstreet, 46, has been indicted on charges of reckless murder, assault first degree and assault third degree.

The indictment says Overstreet "recklessly engaged in conduct" which resulted in the death of one person and left two others injured.

The crash happened on Oct. 31, at around 11:30 a.m. Officers and fire medics responded to the 4000 block of Atlanta Highway after three pedestrians, members of an ALDOT survey crew, were hit by a Buick Century. ALDOT employee Leo Fournier, 62, was found at the scene and taken to Jackson Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The two other employees were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Overstreet was not injured.

Overstreet was charged after forensic testing results confirmed he was under the influence of an illegal substance at the time of the crash.

An arraignment for Overstreet has been scheduled for June 7.

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