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Court appearance next week for ‘Talladega Nights’ actor charged in crash

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The court appearance for a “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” child actor charged in connection with a five-vehicle crash on Main Street in Trussville is set for Wednesday, July 16.

Luke Bigham, 20, will appear in Trussville Municipal Court at 4 p.m.

Luke Bigham
photo courtesy of the Trussville Police Department

Bigham, who played 10-year-old Ricky Bobby in the movie, was charged with reckless driving in the June 4 accident. Bigham turned himself in to Trussville police June 5 and was released on $1,000 bond.

Bigham was the driver of a Lexus that was allegedly traveling in speeds in excess of 80 mph in a 35 mph zone, Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley said last month. 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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