Alabama woman’s death in head-on collision blamed on another driver suspected to be racing

Published 3:40 pm Monday, March 22, 2021

Authorities in Alabama have identified a 52-year-old woman who was killed when a Camaro suspected to be involved in an illegal street race struck her car head-on.

Brandy Lee Moore Ballard was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash in Birmingham just after 6 a.m. Sunday, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.

Ballard was driving a 2007 Ford Focus when a Camaro that was reportedly racing another vehicle crossed over the center line and into her lane of traffic, authorities said. Ballard was a passing motorist and was not affiliated with the alleged race, Birmingham Police Sgt. Rod Mauldin told news outlets.

Mauldin said witnesses saw cars racing before the crash.

Authorities did not say whether anyone else was injured in the crash.

Officials said an arrest had been made, but declined to name the suspect pending formal charges, reported Monday.