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Actor from ‘Talladega Nights’ turns self in, free on bond in 5-vehicle crash

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — A man charged with reckless driving in a five-car crash turned himself in to authorities Thursday night and is now out on bond, according to Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley.

Sivley said Luke Bigham surrendered to Trussville police Thursday night. He’s now free on $1,000 bond, Sivley said.

Luke Bigham
photo courtesy of the Trussville Police Department

Bigham, known for his role as 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in the 2006 comedy movie “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” was the driver of a Lexus that was allegedly traveling in speeds in excess of 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, Sivley said. The Lexus that Bigham was driving struck another vehicle, sending his vehicle down Trussville’s Main Street in a spin.

Bigham said he got knocked out during the wreck’s impact and “don’t know what happened.”

Sivley said three people were reportedly injured in the crash. Bigham was the only person transported to a hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

Sivley said Bigham didn’t exhibit any signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs immediately following the accident.

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