From The Tribune staff reports
UPDATE: The Birmingham Police Department has made an arrest following a fatal head-on collision authorities believe was caused by a car race on Arkadelphia Road in Birmingham.
The incident occurred on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at approximately 6:05 a.m.
According to the department, it was determined the driver who was reportedly racing left the scene of the accident. The preliminary investigation suggests witnesses observed vehicles racing prior to the accident that took the life of 52-year-old Brandy Lee Moore Ballard, of Birmingham.
Ballard was not believed to have been involved in the race when her vehicle was struck head-on. The suspect’s identity will remain confidential pending formal charges.
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham woman is dead following a head-on car crash Sunday.
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 52-year-old Brandy Lee Moore Ballard, of Birmingham.
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates says Ballard was the driver and lone occupant of a 2007 Ford Focus traveling south in the 800 block of Arkadelphia Road when her vehicle was struck head on by a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Ballard was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say the Camaro crossed over the center line into the decedent’s travel lane, causing the collision. Investigators believe the Chevrolet Camaro was racing another vehicle at the time of the wreck.