Alabama man charged after woman thrown from motorcycle in wreck, run over and killed

Published 11:29 am Wednesday, June 21, 2023

An Alabama man has been charged with murder after he crashed his motorcycle throwing his passenger from the bike and into traffic, where she was struck and killed by another motorist, state troopers said.

Corey Marshall Austin Collins, 27, of Ozark, Alabama, was arrested Monday and charged with reckless murder.

The charge and arrest stemmed from a multi-vehicle crash, which occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9, where Collins was the operator of the 2006 Suzuki GSXR-1000 motorcycle, which resulted in the death of Grace Nicole Rivera, 23, of Daleville.

Collins was booked into the Dale County Jail and was released on a $100,000 bond.

Rivera was fatally injured when the motorcycle, in which she was a passenger, struck the rear of a 2017 Nissan Altima driven by Sanaa Tykia McCorey, 20, of Elba.

Rivera and Collins were both ejected from the motorcycle.

After the initial collision, Rivera was struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Eric Dewayne Ogunade, 41, of Ozark.

Rivera was pronounced decease at the scene. Collins was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The crash occurred on Alabama 27 at the intersection of Dale County 34, approximately 2 miles south of Ozark, in Dale County.