Former Tenn. cop indicted for crash that killed mom and daughter

May 14, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A former Memphis, Tenn., police officer who was involved in a fatal crash that killed two Mississippi residents – a mother and daughter – has been indicted.

The former officer, 24-year-old Alex Beard, is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the Aug. 26 crash that killed 54-year-old Delores Epps and her daughter, 13-year-old Mackala Epps.

Beard was responding to a call in his marked police car on Aug. 26 when he struck the passenger side of a 1996 Mercury Mystique that was trying to turn left. He did not have his lights or sirens activated when the crash occurred.