Charges filed in I-22 crash that killed 4

By RON HARRIS – Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 7/18/19

A Bessemer man has been charged with four counts of manslaughter in last week’s crash on Interstate 22 in Jasper that killed four people.

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Charges filed in I-22 crash that killed 4

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A Bessemer man has been charged with four counts of manslaughter in last week’s crash on Interstate 22 in Jasper that killed four people.

Michael Troy Majors, 25, is being held in the Walker County Jail on bonds totaling $75,000.

Majors is charged in the early-morning crash that claimed the lives of Monica Daniele Jackson, 49; Daniel Izell Johnson, 42; Kheri Thomas Ayers, 29; and Tamblyn Jackson, 50.

All four were from Little Rock, Arkansas, and were on their way to a family reunion when the crash happened. Monica Jackson and Tamblyn Jackson were sisters.

Majors was driving a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck that was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-22 when he slammed head-on into the Nissan Altima driven by Monica Jackson.

All four people in the Nissan were killed instantly, according to Walker County coroner Joey Vick.

The accident happened just before 2 a.m. on July 12 between Exit 63 (Parrish exit) and Exit 61 (Oakman/Tuscaloosa exit).

“We don’t think that young man left that day to kill my nieces and nephews, we just don’t believe that,” Vonda Thomas told CBS 42 in Birmingham, “but at the same time, they didn’t leave that day to die, and we think justice needs to be done and it needs to be served.”

Alabama State Troopers handled the investigation of the crash and said warrant were obtained to collect blood and urine samples from Majors following the crash. Results of those tests are pending, according to a report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.