Curry sentence is Aug. 9

Published 12:04 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Correction: In the Wed., Aug. 2, edition of The Atmore Advance, this story indicated that the sentencing date for Estella Curry is set for Tues., Aug. 8. That’s incorrect. The correct date is Wed., Aug. 9, at 9 a.m.

The corrected story is below.

Sentencing for the Louisiana woman who was charged with reckless murder during a two-vehicle crash in 2014 will be held next Wed., Aug. 9.

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The crash took place on Wed., May 7, 2014, on Interstate 65 near the 63.1-mile marker.

Estella Curry, of Madisonville, La., was charged with reckless murder and turned herself in at the Escambia County Detention Center, according to Atmore Advance archives.

Richard Harmon Walker, of Andalusia, was killed after his 2006 Toyota Tacoma was rear-ended by Curry’s 2009 BMW 335i in the crash.

According to accident reports from the Alabama State Troopers, both vehicles were traveling northbound on I-65 in the inside lane, when Curry’s vehicle struck Walker’s, causing it to travel east, strike a ditch and overturn.

Curry’s vehicle continued into the median and onto the southbound lanes of I-65, before making its way back into the median before stopping.

According to the report, the primary contributing circumstance was “aggressive operation” by Curry. The report also said that Curry was driving over the posted speed limit of 70 mph, but her actual speed was unknown.